From: Andrew Phelps <>

To: Mental Health Activism and Advocacy <>

Sent: Thu Feb 7 20:27

Subject: Re: [Actmad] NGRI defense?



Judge Bazelon developed the "Durham rule" which was that psychologists could assess 'insanity' in a criminal case and that if a madness issue was diagnosed, the sentence could go to the mental health venue.

The Bazelon Center was named after Judge Bazelon.

In 1960 I was a teenager and I attended a class party at the Judge' home. He noticed my behavior and decided I likely met the "madness issue" criterion. However there was a lack of criminality. So he arranged with my school that I be "treated."

How does that intersect with your question?


ABO "Andrew Behavior Object"



On Thu Feb 7 17:23, Yza sent:

Article HERE.

What do others think? I'm thinking the 'insanity' issues, if anywhere, should be part of sentencing, not a path to a 'not guilty' defense.