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January 26, 2011

Virginia state senator urging study of physical castration for sex offenders

As detailed in this AP piece, a "Virginia legislator is proposing castrating sex offenders as an alternative to the increasing costs to detain and treat them after they've served their prison sentences."  Here is more:

Republican Sen. Emmett Hanger's bill would require the state to study the use of physical castration as an alternative to civil commitment for sexually violent predators.  A similar proposal was vetoed four years ago.

The civil commitment program's budget grew from $2.7 million in 2004 to $24 million this year. Gov. Bob McDonnell has proposed spending nearly $70 million over the next two years to meet the increasing demands.

Eight other states allow for some form of castration for sex offenders, according to the National Conference of State Legislatures. Only Louisiana and Texas allow for physical castration.

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Posted by: claudio giusti, italia | Jan 26, 2011 11:37:58 AM

yep and retarded. not sure how castration is supposed to stop those who just expose themselves.... or just touch...or for that matter those guilty of using their EYES on a computer screen.

I think we need to require castration for politicans....stop them from BREEDING.

Posted by: rodsmith | Jan 26, 2011 3:32:53 PM

I think that is a capital idea...Let's castrate the politicians!!!!!

A little less blood flow going to the penis could make it's way to the brain instead. We might just be able to get a good law passed every now and then.

Posted by: Book38 | Jan 26, 2011 7:48:07 PM

For once I agree with claudio.

Posted by: Bill Otis | Jan 26, 2011 9:28:29 PM

only one problem with that theory book! they have to HAVE ONE first!

Posted by: rodsmith | Jan 27, 2011 8:21:31 PM

So true rodsmith, so true!!!

Posted by: Book38 | Jan 27, 2011 11:37:43 PM

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