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John Ferguson Execution

Mental Illness Advocates File To Halt Florida Execution

Reuters | Posted 10.05.2013 | Miami

* Execution set for 6 p.m. EDT (2200 GMT By David Adams MIAMI, Aug 5 (Reuters) - A Florida man who has spent 35 years o...

Executing People With Serious Mental Illness Offends Our Constitution and Our Humanity

Ronald S. Honberg | Posted 09.30.2013 | Crime
Ronald S. Honberg

John Ferguson suffers from paranoid schizophrenia. In the terminology of the Supreme Court, he is "insane. Executing him, as the State plans on Monday, August 5, would violate the U.S. Constitution.