CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (WDEF) — A Republican lawmaker in Nashville is proposing a new Tennessee law that would require anyone convicted of a sex crime against a minor under age 13, to undergo a treatment called, “chemical castration”.
Bruce Griffey, says he was encouraged when Alabama Governor Kay Ivey signed similar legislation in her state last June.
6 other states have also passed similar laws.
Representative Griffey says he has 30 years experience as both a prosecutor and a defender.
“I’m not aware in my 30 years of practicing law of anybody really getting kind of fixed or cured or getting appropriate mental health treatment where they no longer have these urges. My concern is that it’s something that’s kind of messed up in their mental wiring so to speak,” said State Representative Bruce Griffey, (R) Paris, Tennessee. FULL STORY HERE