South Carolina Inmates get Jail Time Cut for Organ Donors.


Law makers in South Carolina are considering lessening the time for inmates if they Organs_1become organ donors. That is a rather interesting premise. There are some hurdles that need to be dealt with. Honestly, its not a bad idea as long as major screening is done on the potential inmate donors.

Federal law makes it illegal to give organ donors “valuable consideration.” Lawmakers want to know whether the term could apply to time off of prison sentences.

“We want to make this work, we really do,” said Republican Sen. John Hawkins. “But I want to make sure no one goes to jail for good intentions.”

Of course one wonders what happens if an inmate wishes to donate his hearts. Also, they best get the forms signed in triplicate … we don’t need any liver donor cards incidents ala Monty Python.

Posted March 8, 2007 by
Healthcare | 3 comments

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  • Comments

    3 Responses to “South Carolina Inmates get Jail Time Cut for Organ Donors.”

    1. Patti on March 9th, 2007 5:04 pm

      Time in exchange for body parts?

      Blaaah! Wrong answer…

      The whole idea is totally barbaric. We already suffer from the ails of having too many dangerous people on our streets due to early parole. I say let them do their time, all of it; and, then, if they want to donate body parts, let them do it on their own. Our parole department should not be involved in the sale (?) of organs…

      Where are we, China?

    2. Jen on March 30th, 2007 1:55 am

      Ok, Now I can see this in certain instances. If someone i in prison for 20 years fo a crime, and wantsx to get a few year knocked off… ok donate a liver (provided it is a good one). Death Penalty.. get a day before the needle with your family to donate a heart. If it saves someone elses life, bfore we can lill them…Go for it. Just don’t tell the prson who’s getting it where it came from!

    3. Rickey Brunet on August 16th, 2007 1:38 am

      Whoa! bad idea, sure you may get your sentence reduced but you will still be a former inmate. I have personally seen how they treat prison inmate patients, if something goes wrong it’s your word against theirs and an inmates word means nothing. The risk is two high to become a human experiment.

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