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The Intellectually Disabled Face Higher Risk Of Execution In Death Penalty 'Outlier' Counties

A handful of U.S. counties that buck the nation’s overall downward trend of using the death penalty have emerged as particularly deadly places for criminal defendants who have intellectual disabilities, severe mental illness or brain damage, according to a new report from Harvard Law. From 2006 to 2015, 56 percent of cases in 16 so-called “outlier” counties involved defendants with “significant mental impairments or other forms of mitigation, such as the defendant’s young age,” according to a report released Wednesday by Harvard Law’s Fair Punishment Project.
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