Exclude mentally ill defendants from death penalty

Excluding severe mental illness defendants from the death penalty would be a fair and efficient reform.

Our society’s understanding of mental illness improves every day, with a growing movement nationwide to reduce the number of individuals with mental illness in our prisons and jails.

In this context, it is surprising that people with severe mental illnesses, like schizophrenia, can still be subject to the death penalty in Tennessee.

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Exclude mentally ill defendants from death penalty

Excluding severe mental illness defendants from the death penalty would be a fair and efficient reform.

Our society’s understanding of mental illness improves every day, with a growing movement nationwide to reduce the number of individuals with mental illness in our prisons and jails.

In this context, it is surprising that people with severe mental illnesses, like schizophrenia, can still be subject to the death penalty in Tennessee.

Read the full article here.

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