Women Exonerees Speak Out- Hear Our Voices

Six exonerated women will share the issues they currently face in their years post-exoneration - physical, emotional, social, and material - and what they need now to rebuild their shattered lives and productively reengage with life. They will also discuss the creative and resourceful strategies that are helping them cope with the reality of life after exoneration and the consequences of wrongful conviction, such as posttraumatic symptoms, physical health, mental health, stigmatization, compensation, jobs, relationships, and quality of life. This session will give the women an opportunity to speak out and be heard by other exonerees who have been there and understand what they are going through, as well as by the broader audience of innocence movement activists and advocates providing support and assistance to exonerees and working to promote social justice and criminal justice reform. 

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