Skip to comments.Inmate gets organ transplant evaluation (child rapist, and you're picking up the tab)
Posted on 04/23/2011 9:18:18 AM PDT by Behind Liberal Lines
A former Cayuga County resident serving an 18-to-40-year state prison sentence for rape and sodomy is on a heart donor list and is undergoing a heart transplant evaluation at Strong Memorial Hospital in Rochester.
Coxsackie Correctional Facility inmate Kenneth L. Pike was flown from Albany to Rochester Monday, and hospital officials confirmed that a Kenneth Pike is at the hospital and is listed in guarded condition.
Pike is being evaluated for a heart transplant, is on the donor list and will most likely die without the procedure.
the average first-year cost of a heart transplant comes in at $787,700.
In Pikes case, the state would pick up the bill because he is in state custody.
Pike was convicted at trial in Cayuga County Court in 1996 of first-degree rape, first-degree sodomy and third-degree rape, all felonies, for raping and sodomizing a 12-year-old child.
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Unbelievable. I thought a sentence of 18-40 years means if you die during that time, tough luck. How could spending 3/4 of a million dollars of upstate tax money on this worthless POS possibly be in the public interest?
There is only one IV drip that this creep deserves...
As an alternative, we could do the transplant but kind of forget the anesthesia. Let's if he's such a tough guy after all.
I can understand that it would be considered cruel and unusual punishment to deny an inmate basic medical treatment.
However, a heart transplant (especially when there are many more needy candidates, who aren’t child rapists, being passed over) is ridiculous.
I am loath to press for new laws in general. But I’m seeing more and more of this type of thing and if transplant committees won’t use common sense, it probably needs to be addressed by legislation.
It’s crap like this that makes ya want to grab a few gub mint types and kick some sense in to them.
Quit spending my money.
FIRE all worthless gubmint dead weight and you’ll really have something.
Someone should enter his room every 15 minutes with a Cherry bomb Firecracker and set it off..
Child rapist should be hung, not given a million dollar heart paid for by the population.
Of course the problem is, who gets to determine "worthiness" or "neediness"? Some government bureaucrat? I'm not comfortable with that either.
Here's a thought: When we incarcerate somebody long-term, they are entitled to the same medical treatment(s) that they would have had available to them on the outside -- given their means and circumstances. Some perp who's net worth is under $100K? Fix up a broken arm, sure. But no million-dollar fancy stuff for him, just because we put him in prison.
I realize that sort of criteria would never fly... Somebody would complain that it's racist or classist or something...
Oops. Should be “whose” not “who’s”. Sentence started out differently, and missed an edit....
Liberalism. The gift that keeps on taking.
Mrsawoodpd13 & I live in a Red State with Red Legislature & Red Governor, far from this...Mrsawoodpd13 is a Probation Officer, however, and has a former Probationer who had a new Liver installed, courtesy of the tax-payers, during an earlier prison sentence...he had fried his factory-installed liver via IV drugs and alcohol...he has since returned to prison...
“I am loath to press for new laws in general. But Im seeing more and more of this type of thing and if transplant committees wont use common sense, it probably needs to be addressed by legislation”
This is one reason I have now taken myself off of the donor check off on my drivers license. I’m tired of being fed this pc human rights crap when people who are not human demand that I now give them my body parts.
Let the freshman class at SUNY get a bit of on the job training!
He is a “sex positive” rodent just like your average NY leftist. They rape women over 18 and he rapes them under.
Therefore, the vermin of NY are positively delighted to help out one of their own.
I hope the heart donor’s family never learn who their relative’s heart went to.
Aren't all NY State taxpayers on the hook? Why not give him a compassionate parole, if NY has it?
I will do the operation and save the state a ton.
Actually, his three hots and a cot gets paid by...you guessed it..the TAXPAYER. And cable TV, medical care, psychiatric care, etc.
Boy am I in the wrong racket.
NY could quietly give him a compassionate furlough and non-stop plane ticket to some other uber-liberal state (ummm like Hawaii) for medical ‘testing’, and have prison guards stay with him until he is ON that plane.
THen require that he return in 30 days or else have his sentence doubled. That would guarantee he never returns
Yes, they are. My error.
> Why not give him a compassionate parole, if NY has it?
Ummm, because a convicted child rapist is approximately the last person I feel compassion for?
I'd give him the choice of a) live out a shortened life in prison, or b) be executed now to save everyone the hassle.
Parole a child rapist? I don't think so... (or did you leave off your sarc tag?)
We don’t have enough spare hearts to withhold what’s needed to trash a donor’s organ. The best we can do is pray that the recipients, particularly those who seem less worthy to our human eyes, will experience a total change of heart in every sense of the word.
A blessed Resurrection Day to everyone here and your loved ones!
I think it’s ok if he donates his organs. Lets take them now.
Yes I know what the article is about. I just have an ironic wit that I use now and again.
Child rapist should be hung...
I think if you asked around, more people would probably prefer he be castrated or that the child rapist is hanged
Just shoot the SOB. save the taxpayers $800 grand
I think they should remove his heart for a close exam to make sure he REALLY needs a transplant.
Thanks for the grammar lesson.
For what it’s worth,I took his compassionate parole idea to mean if the rapist were paroled no more free heart.
Yep, I could see that but only as long as his parole is controlled (not just monitored) in such a way that he can do no harm. Child rapists and similar vermin have a very high rate of recidivism.
Then sure, let him figure out how to earn or otherwise legally acquire the $800K for himself, the exercise in walking the straight and narrow might do him good.
I still don't feel any compassion toward the guy; this is about saving a couple hundred grand in tax revenue for some more worthy use.