Organ Transplants from Executed Prisoners

An Argument for Death Sentence Organ Removal Statutes, revised edition

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About the Book

In a revised and updated edition, this book continues the debate on whether transplantable organs of executed capital felons should be used to save lives. It provides the reader with relevant data and information necessary for making an informed and intelligent judgment of the matter. Every conceivable constitutional argument on behalf of capital felons and their families is discussed, along with all of the societal pros and cons. Based on precedents by the United States Supreme Court, the author argues that the constitution supports the removal of transplantable organs from executed capital felons.

About the Author(s)

Louis J. Palmer, Jr., an attorney for the West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals, is the author of numerous reference works on criminal justice. He lives in Pocatalico, West Virginia.

Bibliographic Details

Louis J. Palmer, Jr.
Format: softcover (6 x 9)
Pages: 196
Bibliographic Info: notes, index
Copyright Date: 2014
pISBN: 978-0-7864-7990-0
eISBN: 978-1-4766-1636-0
Imprint: McFarland

Book Reviews & Awards

Reviews of the first edition: “guides the reader along a logical path…a fluid, comprehensive read…compelling”—Bulletin of Medical Ethics; “studies the feasibility of statutes that would make legal the harvesting of transplantable organs from the cadavers of executed capital murderers”—SciTech Book News.