Severe Mental Illness and the Death Penalty


By Michael Stone

The U.S. Supreme Court has ruled that juveniles and people with intellectual disabilities should not be executed due to their diminished culpability. Read More >>

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 >>