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The Psych Central Show is a weekly podcast that offers a candid, interesting, and in-depth look into all things mental health and psychology.

With Psych Central Associate Editor and blogger Gabe Howard and featuring Vincent M. Wales.

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Jul 13, 2017

In this episode of the Psych Central Show, hosts Gabe Howard and Vincent M. Wales examine the case of William Morva, a man convicted of murder who was put to death in July 2017, despite having a diagnosis of severe mental illness. Facts of the case are addressed, and many questions raised. Additionally, our hosts share some statistics about the mentally ill population in the U.S. corrections system, including the percentage of mentally ill in jails and prisons, and look at why their average length of stay is so much longer than that of other inmates. Finally, three other executions are discussed, all of which involved individuals with diagnosed mental illnesses.