Letters Inmate should keep his kidney

Posted: April 27, 2001

Gloria Harris (cover story, April 17): I know what it is to need a transplant to live. I am a transplant recipient myself.

Your brother, Barry Howell, is a lifetime criminal who belongs in jail for many years.

Transplants follow the law, social and moral rules and regulations - and a waiting list. This transplant would be a travesty of justice.

What about the people he victimized? Has he made restitutions? Many things need to be considered before a decision can be rendered.

Judge Theresa Sarmina needs to be reprimanded for even considering bartering a kidney for a sentence reduction.

JOSEPH HAMILTON, Philadelphia

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