An Alabama lawmaker hopes his bill will reduce sex crimes in the state.
Rep. Steve Hurst has proposed a bill that would use surgical castration as a tool to prevent sex offenders from striking again.
It would only apply to offenders over 21-years-old whose victims were 12-years-old or younger. The state would require convicted offenders to pay for the procedure before leaving prison.
Hurst attempted to pass the same bill last year, but it never made it out of committee.