While some may argue castration is treatment rather than punishment, the nature of the bill and lack of treatment standards implies it was intended as a punishment . Based on the Charles and Scott report See Reference Note 2it appears the Oregon statutes were in regards a "pilot program of sex offenders per year".
Conviction of a serious sex offense shall constitute exceptional circumstances warranting a presentence investigation under section At age 7 he tried to rape his 3-year-old cousin by luring her into a closet. Williamson, U. An order of the court sentencing a defendant to medroxyprogesterone acetate MPA treatment shall specify the duration of treatment for a specific term of years, or in the discretion of the court, up to the life of the defendant.
Any rules, standards, and policies and procedures adopted shall provide for the continuation of the treatment until the agency in charge of supervising the treatment determines that the treatment is no longer necessary.
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Upon a second or subsequent conviction, the court or the board of parole shall require the person to undergo medroxyprogesterone acetate or other approved pharmaceutical agent treatment as a condition of release, unless, after an appropriate assessment, the court or board determines that the treatment would not be effective.
The State Board of Parole and Post-Prison Supervision must require hormone or antiandrogen treatment during all or a portion of parole or post-prison supervision as a condition of such release. However, by the late 20th Century, most court rulings stipulating castration as punishment was overturned on appeal, and a relieved public lauded itself for living in more enlightened times .
Larry Don McQuay, a former school bus driver and repeat child molester, voluntarily went under the knife to have his testes removed in a bid for a reduced sentence in Texas. Inmates are entitled to mandatory release or parole after they have served two-third of their sentence; except the DOC may deny the release of a serious child sex offender who refuses to participate in pharmacological treatment using antiandrogen or its chemical equivalent.
Serial offenders are not eligible for probation, parole, or a sentence suspension. Bobby Jindal, a Republican, pushed for a law that allows judges to require chemical or surgical castration of repeat child molesters.