Arkansas

Arkansas

Condemned Prisoner Treated and Executed


Psychiatric Times
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

Damaged Brains and the Death Penalty

NEW YORK TIMES

 

July 21, 2001
By LAURA MANSNERUS

You don't have to be a psychiatrist, Dr. Dorothy Otnow Lewis says, to know that something was terribly wrong with Ricky Ray Rector, who before his execution in Arkansas ordered his last meal and asked that the pecan pie be set aside so he could have it later.

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