Some Texas Death Row inmates may be ineligible for execution under law
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Despite a U.S. Supreme Court ruling that banned execution of persons diagnosed with mental retardation, Texas continues to hold men with severe mental disabilities on Death Row. FSRN reporter Renee Feltz looks at a Texas psychologist who determines eligibility for execution based on estimates of prisoners' IQ scores.
Support for the story was provided by the Nation Institute's Investigative Fund. Read the Texas Observer version of the story, which includes an interactive graphic of the 29 Atkins cases Dr. Denkowski worked on in Texas. More on the story at the Huffington Post.