In the United States of America they are taking a highly controversial approach to treating pedophiles, it’s even written in law. In this film we meet several convicted pedophiles who have either been chemically or surgically castrated.
Atascadero State Hospital is 220 miles north of Los Angeles, it is a maximum security hospital for those deemed criminally insane but it also houses dangerous pedophiles. Here there are 1,300 inmates and every one of them has a history of violence. Over the course of three months the producers of The Castration Cure are given permission to film inside the facility. Most pedophiles encountered where too fearful to speak out but a few did.
For the first time this documentary reveals these individuals shocking stories and follows their controversial bids to be released back into society, it is an honest look at how such an extreme procedure could be considered a form of rehabilitation.