The Insanity Defense

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The insanity defense is when the court finds the defendant insane during the time of the crime. That means that their actions were unintentional. Those that usually plea this get less time and a less severe punishment compared to those who are unable to use it. However, what many people forget to realize is that instead of going to jail where they are unable to take care of themselves they are shipped off to a mental institute where they will be monitored for a certain period of time until they are deemed ready to leave.
The insanity defense is important and necessary to the legal system because it allows those who were mentally not there when the crime took place to receive the help they deserve and also not to get charged with too big of

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