GUILTY BUT MENTALLY ILL (GBMI)

the name for a court judgement when the defendant pleads insanity as their defense. If accepted they are sent to a mental hospital until their health is restored.

GUILTY BUT MENTALLY ILL (GBMI): "The guilty but mentally ill means a person will serve a jail sentence only after being treated."
Cite this page: N., Pam M.S., "GUILTY BUT MENTALLY ILL (GBMI)," in PsychologyDictionary.org, May 11, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/guilty-but-mentally-ill-gbmi/ (accessed December 14, 2019).
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