Skip to comments.Florida Inmate's Request to Be Castrated Is Denied (Sex Offender)
Posted on 08/02/2014 7:08:39 PM PDT by nickcarraway
A Florida judge has denied an imprisoned sex offender's request that he be castrated at the expense of the state.
The Ocala Star-Banner reports that the man is serving 10-year sentence after pleading no contest to second-degree felony sexual battery.
In a hand-written motion, the 35-year-old inmate asked a circuit court judge to modify his sentence to include castration. The motion did not explain why the inmate wanted to be castrated.
The court denied the motion saying it did not have jurisdiction in the case.
It seems to me that he doesn’t need a court order to accomplish his goal.
Give him a scalpel and a Kotex.
He went about that in the COMPLETELY wrong manner.
He should’ve asked for a sex change. Would’ve accomplished the same thing.
If he is really sexually deviant and thinks this surgery will get rid of his problem, I think he would be incorrect. Criminal compulsions to act out and involve others in these events most likely originates in the brain, not in the gonads. Now if he was talking about the pros and cons of modern day lobotomy, well, he may be on the right tract. Messing with the brain though is also a huge gamble. Such a procedure, incorrectly researched, and located in the appropriate lobes may only serve to enchance, or exentuate his present compulsions.
That Manning creep deserves same (simple castration).
castration won’t stop them from being sex offenders in the future
Give him a pair of scissors. That's how Boston Corbett...who shot John Wilkes Booth...castrated himself.
I did not know that. Thanks.
He should have asked for a sex change operation. It would’ve been done already.
A couple of strong rubber bands would work well too. Might take a bit longer but would be less blood involved.
I have a rusty razor blade, and have castrated many goats. I’ll be glad to do it for free.
Lorena Bobbit, please answer the red courtesy phone.
All he has to do is attack a real father’s daughter. I have a shotgun and a chainsaw, so I can fulfill his request very quickly or just a little slower.
Give me a baseball bat, a box cutter and a blowtorch; I’ll take care of that little inconvenience for him...
Actually, there is very good evidence indeed that castration, chemical or surgical, is highly effective at reducing recidivism in sex offenders.
It is generally considered that child molesters have among the highest recidivism rates of all criminals, with estimates varying all over the place, from 25% to 50% to 94% (probably the result of a bad study).
Yet the various (limited in number) studies of those molesters castrated chemically or surgically show recidivism rates of 0% to 10%.
This is no doubt at least partly because the group is self-selected from those offenders who apparently don’t WANT to have the obsessions and compulsions.
It is, IMO, entirely reasonable to believe that a person is not, or at least not entirely, capable of controlling his thoughts and particularly obsessive thoughts. That being more or less the definition of obsessive thoughts. A person may have obsessive sexual thoughts about children he finds repugnant at a concsious level yet be unable to resist compulsively acting on.
Such a person might indeed find considerable relief if castration reduces the hormone levels providing the driving force behind the compulsion. Or at least to my mind that’s a logical explanation of why castration might work to reduce recidivism so greatly.
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