Research: Euthanasia of prisoners in Belgium.
Alex SchadenbergExecutive Director – Euthanasia Prevention CoalitionA Belgian friend and supporter emailed an interesting article, that he translated, concerning research on euthanasia and prisoners in Belgium. An article by Jan Lippens that was published in the Knack on January 2, 2019 looks at the research by Caroline Devynck concerning euthanasia requests by prisoners in Belgium.Lippens reports that Between 2011 and 2017, 23 prisoners in Flanders Belgium asked for euthanasia. 18 requests were from men, 5 were from women. There is no indication how many of these requests ended in death. Most of the requests were from prisoners convicted of serious violent