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prison. A few more rights and privileges may exist. In some cases, those who are guilty by reason of insanity spend more time incarcerated in a mental facility, than those who are sane and tried for the same crime spend in prison. So clearly this defense is not a ‘free ticket’ like many believe it is. Some individuals believe that all violent offenders have to be mentally ill in some form in order to commit their crimes. This may bring the need for this defense into question. This unique situation is limited and of use to only the most ill offenders, the offenders who would be detrimental to other prisoners and themselves if they were in the normal correctional system . The insanity plea is clearly needed. However, individuals should not fear it as a way for criminals to get off free for their crimes and be allowed to harm again in society. As usual, fiction has clearly messed up the issue.