Severe Mental Illness and the Death Penalty

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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

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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

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Defendants should not be executed or sentenced to death if, at the time of the offense, they had a severe mental disorder Read More >>