Fortunately, Wisconsin does not have the death penalty. However, On Point readers might find this SCOTUS decision Madison v. Alabama, interesting. The government cannot execute a prisoner who is insane or is so mentally ill that he can’t understand the State’s rationale for executing him. Ford v. Wainwright, 477 U.S. 399 (1986) and Panetti v. Quarterman, […]
Source: WI Public Defenders – On Point
SCOTUS: Diagnosis doesn’t matter; states can’t execute defendant who doesn;t understand why he’s being executed