The Department of Corrections' prison in Mangilao as photographed in July 2013. (PDN)
The Department of Corrections’ prison in Mangilao as photographed in July 2013. (PDN)

HAGATNA, Guam (USA Today) — The Guam Legislature Thursday narrowly passed a bill for the creation of a pilot program to chemically castrate convicted sex offenders.

The Chemical Castration for Sex Offenders Act passed 8-7, according to a release from the legislature.

The pilot program at the Department of Correction will screen and refer convicted sex offenders to undergo anti-androgen treatment, or chemical castration, one week before their release. The candidates will be those eligible for release on parole within six months.

The bill will be forwarded to the governor.

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