Entries tagged with “Sally Satel

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Mar 17, 2023

MENTAL ILLNESS: Sally Satel op-ed: The Flawed Case for Executing the Mentally Ill”

In an op-ed for the National Review, psy­chi­a­trist Sally Satel writes, No civ­i­lized or law­ful pur­pose is served by exe­cut­ing the severe­ly men­tal­ly ill.” Satel is a senior fel­low at the American Enterprise Institute, and she high­lights the deficits in the cur­rent legal sys­tem that per­mit cap­i­tal sen­tences and exe­cu­tions for those suf­fer­ing from severe men­tal ill­ness. The require­ments to qual­i­fy for the insan­i­ty defense set the bar so high that few men­tal­ly ill defen­dants can meet it,” she writes. There needs to be a mid­dle ground for men­tal­ly ill…

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May 31, 2023

New Podcast: American Enterprise Institute’s Dr. Sally Satel Explains Why People with Severe Mental Illness Should Not Be Eligible for the Death Penalty

In the lat­est episode of Discussions with DPIC, Anne Holsinger, Managing Director of DPIC, inter­views Dr. Sally Satel (pic­tured), a psy­chi­a­trist and senior fel­low at the American Enterprise Institute. She shares her insights on the role of severe men­tal ill­ness in death penal­ty cases.