I am pleased to upload my second article, which is about trauma and innocent people in prison. Please not that this essay was written more than 2 years ago, hence, when referring to miscarriages of justice in this essay, I mean only people who have spent time in prison before their convictions were overturned. Enjoy!
“I feel terrible, very restless and irritable. This is not like me at all. The car crash happened 6 months ago but I still couldn’t feel safe in a car. Pictures of the accident come flashing into my mind, they won’t go away and even at night my dreams are more like nightmares with scenes of the crash happening again and again… I can’t stop shaking when I think I could have died” (NHS, 2013). This is what a person with a post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) stated six months after the trauma. The statement perfectly reflects to one of many disorders incarcerated people may develop (Crighton and Towl, 2008; NHS, 2013). Continue reading