Friday, February 27, 2009

Quick update

On Monday several victims' families will be testifying in Connecticut about a death penalty repeal bill there. We'll have a report on that, and a report from the MVFHR member who testified in Colorado earlier this week, soon.

I was in the D.C. area on Wednesday meeting with Ron Honberg, our colleague at the National Alliance on Mental Illness, to talk through some of the ideas and issues and questions arising out of all the interviews we've done with families of victims killed by persons with severe mental illness and families of persons with severe mental illness who have been executed. We are preparing a report based on these interviews that will be released at NAMI's annual convention in San Francisco in July, and we'll present a panel presentation on the issue as part of a special session at the convention, too.

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