Severe mental illness and Virginia’s death penalty


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


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


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