Breaking News: Alabama to Start Castrating Child Sex Offenders

In another controversial move, Alabama Governor Kay Ivey has approved a law that requires child sex offenders to be chemically castrated as a condition of parole.

Representative Steve Hurst, who authored the bill, says he hopes the new law will "deter something like this [from] happening again in Alabama and maybe reduce the numbers."

The law was one of two signed late Monday by Ivey, who also put her John Hancock on a bill that makes medical marijuana legal in the state.

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