Severe mental illness and Virginia’s death penalty

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By Brandon L. Garrett

Earlier this year, Russell Brown was found insane by both prosecution and defense experts testifying at his trial for the tragic murder of a Virginia state trooper Read More >>

Virginia must reform its approach to the death penalty and mental illness

By Dale M. Brumfield

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Defendants should not be executed or sentenced to death if, at the time of the offense, they had a severe mental disorder Read More >>

Virginia Imposes Secrecy Provisions for Execution Drugs

By Shaun Kenney

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Courtesy of the Associated Press, the Free Lance-Star reports on what is perhaps one of the sadder and tragic laws to pass the General Assembly in recent memory

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