Exempting the severely mentally ill from the death penalty – Video


Click here to view the video of Kris Parks presentation at the NAMI Western Carolina meeting January 19. She is making presentations for a combined effort of Disability Rights North Carolina and fellow advocacy organizations concerning proposed legislation that would exempt those with a severe mental disability from the death penalty. With support from a generous grant from the Z. Smith Reynolds Foundation, DRNC is working both to educate our citizens about the reasons it is fair and just to exclude such persons from capital punishment and in so doing, to raise awareness about mental illness.

For more information about this initiative and to contact Kris to speak to your group or organization, click here.