The Mentally Ill Are Executed in the United States - 1: Who is Legally Insane Under The Law?


Many people believe that if someone is mentally ill, then they cannot be executed for their crimes. This is not true; an individual suffering from a mental illness can be sentenced to death in the United States. In fact, the protections against someone being executed due to their psychological impairments is rather limited: many seriously mentally ill individuals set on Death Row in this country today.

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