Quiz: How much do you know about PTSD and wrongful conviction?

06.27.16 By Alicia Maule

Quiz: How much do you know about PTSD and wrongful conviction?

To kick-off Post Traumatic Stress Disorder Awareness Month, Innocence Project interviewed Ohio exoneree Ginny Lefever who is one of the few people conducting research around the impact of PTSD among the wrongful convicted community. Despite the prevalence of the disorder among veterans and incarcerated people, there is limited research on the topic.

Take this quiz to learn key information on PTSD.

Related: National PTSD Awareness Day: An Interview with Exoneree and Researcher Ginny Lefever

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Joseph Buffey January 20, 2018 at 6:27 am Reply   

I would like to volunteer to talk to you about what I’ve been through. My name is Joseph A. Buffey, at 19 yrs. old I was accused of a crime and subsequently sentenced to 75 yrs. in prison for a crime I had nothing to do with. I really need to talk to someone about what’s going on with me. Please, Please respond back or give me a call at 304-303-2475.. Thank you.

Becky July 20, 2016 at 1:11 pm Reply   

Most inmates, similar to military, suffer from PTSD. My son is eleven years in on a wrongful conviction. The damage done to him physically and emotionally will only be corrected by The Grace of God. I, like many other mothers, suffer from this PTSD as well. A wrongful conviction. An injustice by the system we trusted, affects more then just the incarcerated one.

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