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New Federal laws for mentally ill offenders

Artists drawing of Allan Shoenborn at B.C. Review Board hearing (Courtesy CBC)

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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