RIP Philo

Donate kidney, get out of jail quicker

Slippery slope time ...

>> Lawmakers are considering legislation that would let prisoners donate organs or bone marrow in exchange for time off their sentences. <<

http://www.wral.com/news/national_world/national/story/1228017/
Permalink Send private email xampl 
March 8th, 2007 5:14pm
Makes sense. There's less of the original perp to punish.
Permalink Send private email strawberry snowflake 
March 8th, 2007 5:23pm
But then whoever gets the donated organ must spend a proportional time of the offender's sentence in jail, see?
Permalink Bluebeard 
March 8th, 2007 5:27pm
absolutely not. "donate your kidney or spend longer in jail" is not an offer, its a threat.

prisoners are one group of people over whom we have to be very careful not to exercise the power we have beyond the necessary to punish them.
Permalink Send private email zestyZuchini 
March 8th, 2007 5:37pm
The Chinese have perfected involuntary whole-body donations.
Permalink trollop 
March 8th, 2007 5:42pm
Most murderers and drug dealers are healthy young men.

How about a new federal law:

Murder, or any 3 serious offenses (3 strikes), and you're spare parts?
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March 8th, 2007 5:42pm
Good point. However, I think after 3-4 years kidney cells die, so recidivism among kidney recipients will be fairly negligible.
Permalink Send private email strawberry snowflake 
March 8th, 2007 5:43pm
zesty, donate a kidney to me and I'll free your mind...
Permalink Bluebeard 
March 8th, 2007 5:43pm
That's got to be a hoax. Spending *any* time in prison is a permanent disqualifier from donating blood. Seems that AIDS among prison occupants is far higher than the never-incarcerated population due to that problem with the dropped bar of soap.
Permalink Peter 
March 8th, 2007 6:08pm
Here kidney are served in restaurants. It is very good food.
Permalink LeMonde 
March 8th, 2007 6:37pm
Those are metastasized fava beans, dimwit.
Permalink bleating heartsheep 
March 8th, 2007 6:41pm
"...serious offenses (3 strikes), and you're spare parts?"

Such as whatever the Enron boyz were convicted of?

Accepting bribes while serving in a public capacity?
Permalink Kepala Kelapa 
March 8th, 2007 7:40pm
Yes, those would both count.

But remember, you need to be convicted off 3 separate serious crimes.
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March 8th, 2007 8:46pm
Perhaps this would be the time to re-read "The Long Arm of Gil Hamilton." And how every crime became punishable by disassembly into the organ banks.
http://www.amazon.com/Long-Arm-Hamilton-Larry-Niven/dp/0345300505/
Permalink Peter 
March 8th, 2007 8:56pm
Those stories are not realistic sociologically.

They assume, if execution into spare parts were used, there would be no counter-force limiting its application in society, and thus any crime, no matter how minor, would be punished in this way.

In reality, there would be two opposing forces:

1. The desire for more organs

2. The desire for you not to be cut up and made into organs

In a democracy, these 2 opposing forces would produce a balance somewhere in the middle.  Basically a situation where the majority of citizens felt there was little risk of them being cut up for some minor traffic offense, speeding, or stealing office supplies/cable TV/copyrighted-music/etc.
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March 8th, 2007 9:04pm
"Spending *any* time in prison is a permanent disqualifier from donating blood."

False. Persons who have been detained or incarcerated in a facility (juvenile detention, lockup, jail, or prison) for more than 72 consecutive hours (3 days) are deferred for 12 months from the date of last occurrence.


"Seems that AIDS among prison occupants is far higher"

Might be so, but it's actually Hepatitis that the American Red Cross is worried about.

Why do people make up bullshit in the internet age?

Stupid Liars.
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March 8th, 2007 11:13pm
Looking through Gary Gilmore's eyes...
Permalink Billx 
March 9th, 2007 8:47am
----"Seems that AIDS among prison occupants is far higher than the never-incarcerated population due to that problem with the dropped bar of soap."-----

The cause is likely to be shared needles. Which also explains the high incidence of hepatitis C which can't be transmitted sexually.
Permalink Send private email Stephen Jones 
March 9th, 2007 2:22pm

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