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Crim_Law_Unknown5 - Does not mean that the defendant stay...

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Guilty but mentally ill – does not relieve of criminal responsibility – sent to a prison where they will get adequate psychiatric care Guilty but insane Not Guilty by reason of insanity Some jurisdictions have a mandatory commitment to a mental institution – if dangerous to himself or others Maryland – up to the court according to Maryland Civil Commitment Standards Is he dangerous to himself, others, or the prop of others
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Unformatted text preview: Does not mean that the defendant stay forever Standards for release into the general population If no longer insane If not dangerous Does lack of mental competency effect his sentence – not unless it is in regards to the death penalty – cannot be executed as long as he suffers from a mental defect that prevents him from understanding his punishment (what was going to happen to him)...
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