A bill has passed in Alabama that would require certain child sex offenders to undergo chemical castration before being released from prison. The bill awaits the governor's signature.

HB 379 targets offenses involving anyone under 13.

The offenders would pay the bill for the procedure. Refusing would constitute a violation of parole.

Bill sponsors believe this will make offenders think twice before they act, and maybe reduce the number of offenses.

Several states have passed chemical castration bills.