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Last Updated on Friday, 27 May 2011 21:30 Written by Erik Helin (edited) and DRI PROJECT Sunday, 16 January 2011 09:33
The POLITICS of Organ Donors on Death Row?
Some folk look at death row inmates and see the vilest people in the world. The few of us see them as victims awaiting murder by the state in which they are located. Graeme Wood sees organs,,, a viable pool of transplant organ donors.
Writing for GOOD, Wood argues that the methods used to dispatch the inmates make it impossible to harvest their organs for transplants. Instead, he suggests using "The Mayan Protocol," a process developed by, yes, the Mayans through vivisecting human sacrifices. In this method, the organ removal becomes the means of execution. "If this sounds inhumane," Wood writes, "compare it to the current practices: botched hangings, painfully long gassings, and messy electrocutions. Removal of the heart, lungs, and kidneys (under anesthesia, of course) would kill every time, without an instant pain."
Such a practice would undoubtedly face hurdles. It has been a long-standing practice that doctors don't murder patients, a tenet that has prevented them from participating in lethal injections. There is also the concern of consent. Inmates may agree to donate their organs as a way to gather support with judges or prison guards. Wood argues, however, that the real objection to the Mayan Protocol would be symbolic. Victims of families and the public in general don't want criminals martyred for any good cause.
And, of course, there is the creep factor:
But being creeped out is the price of living in a society that kills its criminals. If organ harvesting would make executions uncomfortably like human sacrifice, perhaps that's because our death chambers are already creepy, gory enough to make anyone but a Mayan high priest pale.
Think about it, are we more civilized than the MAYANS?
Last Updated on Tuesday, 03 May 2011 20:31 Written by DRI PROJECT Saturday, 15 January 2011 16:46
"Protecting Our Future"
We at www.deathrowinmates.org do not support or excuse anyone who hurts children. We were all children once upon a time. Many in prison and on death row have experienced: emotional, physical, and sexual abuse as well as poverty and neglect as children.
We encourage you to take an interest and to get involved where you are able to make a difference in the lives of children and at-risk youth.
We recommend that you visit the following for the most comprehensive data. Thank you, DRI PROJECT
Last Updated on Saturday, 26 March 2011 15:23 Written by Michael Flinner Thursday, 13 January 2011 08:40
Michael from death row wishes to bridge the gap between life and death, raising awareness and trying to establish protocol whereby State and Federal correctional agencies permit the nation's two million prisoners to willingly donate properly-medically-screened living vital organs and tissues, in lieu of being totally "prevented by policy" or lack of it. Nationally, no such inmate organ donor initiative exists at this time. Michael knows this to be factual as he attempted to give the gift of life to a perfect stranger in May of 2010, to no avail.
A visionary seed like this must fall upon fertile hearts and open minds. Those in need, far out-number the available resources. To exclude any potential donor, means that someone dies.
Michael has since co-founded Death Row Inmate, an anti-death penalty grassroots organization with lofty goals that exemplify the magnificent potential in man's purpose when life is omnipresent.
Naturally, pledging a token of goodwill and solidarity in either first class postage or through the secure on-line services of www.inmatedeposits.com will help keep Michael's efforts alive despite his ostensible misfortune.
Inspiration like this would be outraged by silence.
Write me: Michael Flinner SQSP #V-30064 San Quentin, CA 94963-0001 USA
Last Updated on Tuesday, 03 May 2011 20:18 Written by DRI PROJECT Tuesday, 11 January 2011 11:54
We want to give you a life sentence --- organ donation. Two million incarcerated Americans are prevented by institutional apathy, or outright prejudice, from doing so. No feasible National Policy is in place to facilitate it.
Let us make the "ultimate restitution". Life instead of death for those who meet a slow and painful fate awaiting a donor. Those in need, out-number the available resources. To exclude any potential donor, means that someone dies.
Your efforts are required to change this. Inmates, their families and friends, recipients and those needing organs, or those who've suffered a loss, must get involved. Please weigh in today.
Thank You, DRI Project.
Last Updated on Monday, 09 August 2010 10:53 Written by CALIFORNIA DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS AND REHABILITATION Monday, 09 August 2010 09:43
This is the most current list of death row inmates available from the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation:
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