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Guilty but mentally ill: the South Carolina experience.

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Department of Neuropsychiatry and Behavioral Science, School of Medicine, University of South Carolina, Columbia 29202.


Thirty of the first 45 individuals to receive guilty but mentally ill (GBMI) verdicts in South Carolina were interviewed using a structured interview schedule for diagnosis. The relationship of diagnosis to pretrial evaluation and posttrial conviction treatment are discussed. No person received GBMI in a jury trial. Suggestions to improve the operation of the GBMI verdict are made, as well as a brief review of these data with data from other states.

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