Long after Hinckley Trial, Few Successful Insanity Defenses

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The insanity ruling that sent President Ronald Reagan's would-be assassin, John Hinckley Jr., to a psychiatric hospital rather than prison was handed down 34 years ago, but its repercussions still affect hundreds, if not thousands, of people who commit a crime and also have mental illness, NPR reports. These consequences and the insanity defense were . . .

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