Most Oregon death row inmates suffer significant mental impairments, Harvard report finds

By Casey Parks, The Oregonian

According to the article, a recently released report by Fair Punishment Project, found “More than a quarter of Oregon’s 35 death row inmates have evidence of an intellectual disability or traumatic brain injury. Others endured “devastatingly severe” childhood trauma. Six were younger than 21 when they were arrested. Oregon’s rate of impaired inmates is on par with states such as Alabama and Texas, the report found. Researchers said they didn’t examine the cause of Oregon’s rate.”

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