WP Article: Does Death Penalty Target Mentally Ill?

Link: Mentally Ill Put To Death In Disproportionate Numbers

There is a reason why we should find people with SMI being killed by The State in much greater numbers than they are represented in the general public.  The ‘common criminal’ without a diagnosable SMI commits crimes that generally look different from those committed by someone in the throes of psychosis – and for different expressed reasons.  SMI violent crimes are predominantly conceived out of the disordered mind’s eye, clinical delusion, command hallucinations and other factors.  People afflicted with untreated psychosis can become neurologically (vs psychologically) disconnected from reality.  The About Psychosis delves into the substrate of  the neuro/psychobiology of SMI.

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