[LINK] SMH: 'Backlash fear sparks ID card rethink'

Marghanita da Cruz marghanita at ramin.com.au
Fri Mar 16 13:20:42 AEDT 2007

Craig Sanders wrote:
> On Fri, Mar 16, 2007 at 10:11:46AM +1100, Marghanita da Cruz wrote:
>>>Inmate organ plan shaves time
>>>From correspondents in South CArolina
>>>INMATES in South Carolina could soon find that a kidney is worth 180 days.
> that, and any similar plan, should be banned, for two reasons:
> 1. prisoners aren't free to make a truly voluntary donation.  it's a form of
> coercion.
> 2. it creates a conflict of interest in the legal system, an incentive
> to give greater sentences than a given crime actually deserves in order
> to create an "incentive" for the felon to donate an organ.
> craig
> ps: IMO, a kidney is worth a LOT more than 180 days.  ONLY half a year
> for an organ? not only is the scheme morally reprehensible, it's a
> rip-off.

Organ Donation is also explored in "We can be Heroes" at:

and ofcourse there was the Kerry Packer/Helicopter Pilot relationship

Marghanita da Cruz
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