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 >>

No solace in executing mentally ill killers

By Rachel A. Sutphin

As a family member who has suffered the death of a loved one to homicide, I support legislation in the Virginia General Assembly that would exclude people with severe mental illness from the death penalty. Read More >>