It’s cruel but not unusual for Virginia to execute the seriously mentally ill

Paul O'Shea

By Paul O’Shea

June 15, 2018
The last person executed in Virginia was mentally ill. Yet Virginia, which has executed more people than any state except Texas, has no law protecting the mentally disabled from capital punishment … Read More >>

Stop Executing the Severely Mentally Ill

By Dale M. Brumfield

While Governor Terry McAuliffe’s commutation of the death penalty to life in prison for the mentally ill William Burns was welcome . . . Read More >>

Death Penalty for Mentally Ill Defendants?

By Damien Cabezas & Rhonda Thissen

In recent years, policymakers have begun taking important steps in addressing how our criminal justice system approaches individuals with mental illness who commit crimes. Read More >>