March 2004 Vol. XXI Issue 3
Condemned Prisoner Treated and Executed
Commentary by Alan A. Stone, M.D.
On Jan. 6, the state of Arkansas executed Charles Singleton by lethal
injection. His death went unnoticed by the national media, but it will
be remembered and discussed in the years ahead by medical ethicists and
everyone else interested in the intersections of human rights,
psychiatry and law.
Singleton by all accounts had become psychotic during the 24 years he