The crimes that could subject parolees to chemical castration are: 1. Clinical Therapeutics. What is chemical castration? They must order repeat offenders on parole to undergo such treatment before parole. The operation involves removal of the testes, where 95 percent of testosterone is produced.
Retrieved 18 August Sections U. Chemical castration is castration via anaphrodisiac drugswhether to reduce libido and sexual activity, to treat canceror otherwise. Retrieved September 16, Retrieved 20 October
A similar bill was proposed last year in Oklahoma but met strong opposition. The offender must be advised of the treatment ' s side effects and must consent to the treatment in writing. The American Civil Liberties Union of Florida opposes the administration of any drug that is dangerous or has significant irreversible effect as an alternative to incarceration; however, they do not oppose the use of antiandrogen drugs for sex offenders under carefully controlled circumstances as an alternative to incarceration.
The program developers note the voluntary nature of the program a crucial factor in its success.
Kay Ivey of Alabama has signed a so-called chemical castration measure into law, her office announced on Monday, leaving the state poised to set a stringent new parole condition for certain sex offenders.
Some legal scholars believe mandatory chemical castration violates the Eighth Amendment, which bans cruel and unusual punishment. This change came after researchers began documenting in mainstream journals the wide variations in human sexuality.
Georgia In May , The New York Times reported that a number of countries use chemical castration on sex offenders , often in return for reduced sentences. They must order repeat offenders on parole to undergo such treatment before parole.