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Should Castration Be An Option? In the case of David Wayne Jones, who was an employee of a YMCA, molested over 40 boys and was sentenced with several felony charges. Mr. Jones voluntarily decided to be castrated in a Texas and it’s the only state in the United States to allow the surgery to be done. Mr. Jones had tried the reduction of testosterone but that did not work out for him. I believe that castration should not be ruled as sentencing for sex offenders because for female offenders the sentencing of castration would not work. Another is most sex offenders are still sexually violent predators. Also not many states would like the idea of castration being a sentencing.
Female offenders would not be affected as much as male offenders with castration and state/federal law should not discriminate sex. The law should be affecting both sexes so that both sexes would receive the same punishment. Incarceration is, in my belief, the best punishment for sex offenders right now. Incarceration is both fair to female offenders and male offenders. In the case of David Wayne Jones, Mr. Jones was ruled to still be a sexually violent predator. Therefore, this sentencing would not be as effective as incarceration. Mr. Jones voluntarily castrated himself but the question of “Did he do it for a lesser sentence?” pops into the picture. In my belief, it should not be consider as a result of a “plea barging” because many sex offenders would take that easy way out.

Not many states would agree that castration should become a punishment or sentencing. Like the death penalty, not many states have that punishment while others do have it. A lot of people would have opinions about castration and this will raise problems in the United States.
In conclusion, castration would not work out in any State but maybe in the future it will be passed as a punishment. Until now the only effective method would be incarceration and even house arrest.…...

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