In the Media

Innocents struggle with life after jail

PUBLISHED November 26, 2004

Robert Brown left prison 25 years after he was wrongfully convicted. The cameras and the TV crews were there at the steps of the court of appeal two years ago to record the moment of his hollow victory. Then he went home to a place he no longer recognised or understood.

"It has been a nightmare," he says, voice cracking. "There were times when I didn't think I would get through it - still are. After more than a quarter of a century in prison an innocent man, they just kicked me out and left me to get on with it. Contempt is all the judicial system has ever shown me."