Canada’s Wrongfully Convicted: What are the Psychological Impacts?

Studies by American academic Leslie Scott, who specializes in prison reform law, show the mental impact of prisoner’s experiences often leaves them in psychological chains, even after the prison shackles have been removed.

When those who have been wrongfully convicted are finally released, it isn’t surprising they often struggle. For example, they may struggle to find employment due to their criminal records.

Financially, they may be in ruin — both from the expensive cost of legal fees and their inability to find work.

Their personal relationships are often affected and rarely as they left them.

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