New Federal laws for mentally ill offenders
The B.C. Review Board is allowing Allan Schoenborn to be transferred to a Manitoba psychiatric hospital, that is if Manitoba will accept him.
Schoenborn killed his three children in Merritt in 2008 and was found not criminally responsible for the deaths because of a mental illness.
Schoenborn is eligible for a review every year, but, new laws introduced by the federal government could make it more difficult for mentally ill offenders to be released.
Michael Woodworth, a professor of psychology at the UBC Okanagan in Kelowna, walks us through the changes being put forward by the federal government.
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