Massachusetts Bill Proposes Reduced Prison Time For Organ Donors

A proposed bill in Massachusetts could make it possible for inmates to donate organs or bone marrow in exchange for reduced prison time, Brandon Drenon reports for the BBC. Under the proposed law, donors would receive a reduction of 60 days to one year off their sentences. Proponents of the bill argue that this would increase the pool of potential donors and help save lives, but critics argue that the bill is unethical and exploits the desperation of inmates. A number of critics on social media have responded to the proposal by calling it “dystopian” and the deals it hopes to strike “coercive.” 

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