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August 31, 2005

Mental illnes and the death penalty

In the wake of Indiana Governor Mitch Daniels' recent decision to commute, to life without the possibility of parole the death sentence of Arthur Baird, the Fort Wayne Journal Gazette has this effective little article exploring the issue of executing the mentally ill.  Here's one notable quote from the article: "'There's a sense this issue is probably the next big one on the death penalty front for the court to finally make a determination on," said Curt Goering, senior deputy executive director of Amnesty International-USA."

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