Stop Executing the Severely Mentally Ill
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?
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
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 >>