The reality that individuals suffering from severe mental illness set on Death Rows all across the country today should not even be the subject for debate - the reality is too obvious. Whether they were mentally ill at the time of the crime for which they face a sentence of death is one issue. Whether they literally lost their minds living 24/7 in Death Row conditions is another.
The real question becomes, should the severely mentally ill be subject to the death penalty? Many legal scholars and health professionals have considered this issue and a number of worthwhile studies and reports are now available to us all, courtesy of the internet.
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