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NCADP Webinar: Last Day of Freedom

The National Coalition to Abolish the Death Penalty (NCADP)'s May webinar featured Last Day of Freedom, a short documentary about an African-American veteran who was executed despite serious mental health issues. Watch the webinar.  
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Serving Safely: The National Initiative to Enhance Policing for Persons with Mental Illnesses and Developmental Disabilities – Vera Institute of Justice

The Vera Institute of Justice has launched its new project, Serving Safely: The National Initiative to Enhance Policing for Persons with Mental Illnesses and Developmental Disabilities. Serving Safely is a national initiative designed to improve…
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Fetal Alcohol Disorder May Be Far More Common Than Previously Thought – Cleveland Clinic

A new study has found that the prevalence of fetal alcohol spectrum disorder (FASD) may be higher than previously thought. Abstract Importance Fetal alcohol spectrum disorders are costly, life-long disabilities. Older data suggested…
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Dr. Brenna Tindall: Sex Offenders, Forensics, and Criminal Justice Evaluations – The Testing Psychologist

This episode of The Testing Psychologist features Dr. Brenna Tindall, who is an expert in forensic evaluations of sex offenders. Read more.
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Webinar: Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) and the Criminal Justice System: From Arrest to Community Supervision, March 2

The National Association for Public Defense is hosting Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) and the Criminal Justice System: From Arrest to Community Supervision on March 2, 2018, at 3:00 PM. About the Webinar Fetal Alcohol Spectrum…
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July 24-25 Training Seminar: Nitty Gritty Mitigation Sentencing Strategies

    There will be a two-day capital/JLWOP seminar on July 24th and July 25 at the Orange County Regional History Center, 65 East Central Boulevard, Orlando, FL 32801, for the low cost of $75.00! The seminar is for lawyers…
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Amicus: The Myth of the Neutral Expert – Slate

In this episode of Slate's Amicus,  Stephen Bright of the Southern Center for Human Rights discusses the U.S. Supreme Court's pending decision in McWilliams v. Dunn regarding whether an indigent defendant whose mental health was a significant…
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Psychiatrist Recalls ‘Heartbreak And Hope’ On Bellevue’s Prison Ward – NPR

On this episode of Fresh Air, Bellevue Prison psychiatrist Dr. Elizabeth Ford discusses her experiences treating inmates suffering from mental illness. Read more.
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A Victory for the Eighth Amendment – The Atlantic

Yesterday, the U.S. Supreme Court issued its ruling in Moore v. Texas. In a 5-3 decision, the Court ruled in favor of Bobby James Moore, a death row inmate who challenged Texas' method for determining intellectual disability. The Court ruled…