Psychiatry’s Phillip Resnick talks releasing criminally insane from health facilities

What happens to the criminally insane, after court

NPR: On “Talk of the Nation,” Phillip Resnick, professor of psychiatry, discusses whether someone declared criminally insane can be released from a mental health facility, like in the case of John Hinckley Jr. “That’s ultimately a judicial decision, and all psychiatrists can say is that there’s a very low risk that he will re-offend,” Resnick explained. “No one can ever guarantee that no one will ever re-offend.”