NGRI acquittees; constitutional standards for release from civil commitment

Poree v. Collins, 866 F.3d 235 (5th Cir. 2017)

Fifth Circuit rules that, although due process requires a finding of both current mental illness and dangerousness in order to maintain the civil confinement of an NGRI acquittee, the trial court’s determination of dangerousness may be based on the acquittee’s potential for dangerous conduct.

Found in DMHL Volume 36, Issue 3