A remote controlled stun device has been found to alter the demeanor and capacity to communicate of defendants in open court. But a California Supreme Court rejected those concerns in upholding a death sentence this week.
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"These four walls are your life. Being in that environment for 23 hours a day will slowly kill you. Mentally, you have to find some way to live as if you were not there. If you cannot do that, you will die a slow mental death and may actually wish for your physical death."