Death Penalty And Mental Illness

Efforts to ban applying Kentucky’s death penalty to some people with severe mental illnesses have run into resistance, but the bill mustered just enough votes to be sent to the full state Senate.The measure was advanced by the Senate Judiciary Committee on a 6-4 vote Thursday. That leaves it potentially one step away from being sent to the governor. But that final hurdle could be a formidable one in the Senate.

Source: MG News

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