- Associated Press - Tuesday, February 24, 2015

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - A proposal to force certain sex offenders in Oklahoma to undergo chemical castration as a condition of release from prison has failed in a state Senate committee.

The Senate Judiciary Committee voted 5-4 on Tuesday against the bill by Republican Sen. Mark Allen of Spiro. Since this week is a deadline for bills to emerge from committee, the measure is likely dead for the session.

It would have targeted those convicted of certain sexually violent offenses, including rape, forcible sodomy, lewd proposals to a child, solicitation of a minor and procuring a minor to participate in pornography.

Allen says eight other states authorize chemical castration, which involves the use of hormones to treat an offender’s compulsions for sexual violence.



Senate Bill 671: https://bit.ly/1BgzrMq

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