Massachusetts bill offers time off to inmates for organ donations
A Massachusetts bill is proposing an interesting way for inmates to reduce their sentences.
Donating their organs or bone marrow.
The bill would create a program allowing inmates to receive between 60 days and a year off their sentence for donating their marrow or organs.
A co-sponsor of the bill said it would quote “restore bodily autonomy to incarcerated folks.”
However — opponents describe the bill as quote “out of a science fiction book or horror story.”
Quote — “It’s just this sort of idea that we have this class of subhumans whose body parts we will harvest because they’re not like us or because they’re so desperate for freedom that they’d be willing to do this.”
In an email responding to criticism — a different co-sponsor said the bill would only provide guidelines — clarity and transparency for inmates wanting to do a potentially life-saving deed.