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Idaho Doesn't Have A Traditional Insanity Defense. Here's Why That Matters


In order to prevent people with severe mental trauma from receiving unfair treatment in the judicial system, many states have implemented an "insanity plea" that would allow for mental rehabilitation instead of incarceration. Idaho does not currently recognize this as a defense, but that could change. Mountain West News Bureau reporter Madelyn Beck talks to Idaho Matters about a new ruling could impact how these cases are prosecuted.

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Samantha Wright is a news reporter and producer for Idaho Matters.