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You can’t punish someone for being mentally ill

Or can you? Yesterday’s NYT Magazine featured an in-depth article on what happens to a people after they plead not guilty by reason of insanity. If you like horror stories, click here.  The author says that in 2015 he began seeking data on length-of-stay and legal status for people who have been institutionalized in every state via Freedom of Information Act requests. Wisconsin replied that it didn’t have that information. Are we complying with the law? Who knows.

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