Purple Hearts On Death Row: War Damaged Vets Should Not Be Executed By the State

Asheville vet on death award receives Purple Heart and Good Conduct metal.

Mental exhaustion. Battle fatigue. PTSD. Whatever it’s called, many of our soldiers who served in wars over the years came home with combat-related mental illness, traumatized by the carnage and destruction they saw and experienced.

Unfortunately, too many veterans’ mental conditions have fueled criminal behavior resulting in their imprisonment. Dating back to the Civil War, veteran incarceration rates increased after each conflict. Story continues here ➤