Three inmates at the Turney Center Industrial Prison said they want to be euthanized and donate their organs rather than serve life behind bars without parole.
One of the prisoners said he has a family history of heart problems, cancer and blood pressure. He said the state can avoid handling those costs by granting him a death with dignity request.
Kenneth Thomas was convicted of murder in 2003. He has filed a permission to appeal with the Supreme Court for the State of Tennessee.
The document claims Thomas wants to donate his organs to his ailing parents.
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