Health & Healing

Exonerated Nation’s 2019 retreat took place on November 30 – December 1 at the Westerbrek Ranch in Sonoma, California

This year’s retreat hosted 22 exonerees from across the country and held workshops and activities designed to honor and acknowledge their collective and individual experiences by providing a space to convene, support healing and provide practical skills to support engagement in the wrongful conviction.

“Healing doesn’t mean the damage never existed. It means the damage
no longer controls our lives”

Akshay Dubey


You’ve been through and survived a deeply traumatic experience. Incarceration and wrongful conviction affect our bodies, our minds, and our spirits. Transitioning home after release is also very challenging. In Exonerated Nation holds an annual healing retreat in the fall of each year and provides regular convening and support group opportunities throughout the year. If you are interested in participating, or if you need help finding health and mental health services please contact us.