UK prisons chemically castrate sex offenders
March 3, London: Pedophiles in British prisons will be chemically castrated or given behavior-altering medication as part of a new national initiative to stem the growing number of sex offenses.
According to reports, clinics in six prisons across the country offer voluntary treatment to sex offenders, who can opt for measures from behavior-altering medicines to full chemical castration and this scheme is expected to expand.
The reports claim that the majority of offenders will be prescribed drugs that reduce compulsive thinking. A small number will be prescribed a drug that takes away sexual desire – chemical castration.
According to some studies, reoffending rates after castration was less than 5 percent compared with rates as high as 40 percent otherwise.
The Oslo Times International News Network