I was reading an ABC News article on this story....this man actually sexually assaulted a "teenage relative". It also went on to say that he has served 15 of his 18-40 year sentence and will be up for parole in 2013!!!! My opinion...he can wait 2 more years and pay for his transplant himself.
Welcome to NY - we'll pay the bill for you!
Somebody very close to me schedules medical procedures for "residents" of a large local Correctional Facility. The inmates, oops, I mean residents, get the best of the best for treatment, all at our expense! Many inmates, after their release, commit crimes to go back into the system because they get free health care, which they otherwise couldn't afford. Part of the reason inmates are given priority care is because they have successfully sued when they don't get the absolute best options, regardless of cost. We are screwed either way, either we pay the Doctors for the most expensive care, or we pay the lawyers for not providing it.
And on that day, why in Rochester they say, the rapist's small heart grew three sizes that day.