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Wrongful Convictions and Executions
There are two types of wrongful convictions and executions that are of concern when harsh punishments are imposed. The first is the wrongful conviction and execution of innocent men and women. The second is the imposition of a particularly excessive punishment, such as the death penalty, on persons who have insufficient moral culpability due to severe mental illness, intellectual disability, significant trauma or impairments, and young age. Sentencing juveniles to life in prison without parole is another example.