Alabama Chemical Castration Law

Governor Kay Ivey of Alabama just signed a so-called chemical castration measure into law, her office announced last Monday. This move leaves the state poised to set new parole conditions for certain sex offenders.

Supporters of the chemical castration law argue that it will increase public safety and reduce the risk of convicted sex offenders committing crimes similar to the ones they committed once they are released from prison. However, critics of the law, which takes effect in September, think that it may prove to be unconstitutional.