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Mental Health Exam Could Loosen Restrictions for Hinckley - The San Francisco Chronicle

The man who tried to assassinate President Ronald Reagan will soon undergo a new round of psychological tests before a court decides if he can live under fewer restrictions in a gated community in Virginia. John Hinckley Jr. left a Washington…
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When ‘Not Guilty’ is a Life Sentence - The New York Times

This piece from The New York Times discusses how some defendants found not guilty by reason of insanity (NGRI) end up serving a de facto life sentence in a state psychiatric hospital. Read more.
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John Hinckley Left the Mental Hospital Seven Months Ago - New York Magazine

In 1982, John Hinckley was tried for an assassination attempt on President Ronald Reagan. On June 21, a jury found him not guilty by reason of insanity and Hinckley was confined to a psychiatric care institution until his release in 2016, when…