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Struggle to adjust; RELEASED AFTER 21 YEARS ON DEATH ROW.

KENNY Richey may be euphoric after being told he can walk free, but readjusting to normal life will not be easy, says psychologist Ian Stephen.

Richey will face major stresses and challenges as he tries to adapt to a world which has changed dramatically.

Mr Stephen said one of the first things to hit Richey will be a barrage of sensations after years in captivity. And once the initial elation dies down, problems are likely to emerge, such as depression and stress, which will need counselling. Mr Stephen, a committee member of the Miscarriages of Justice Organisation in Scotland, said: "He will find it difficult to co-habit.

"His mother will have unreal expectations of how things are going to be and he may have unreal expectations.

"This guy needs to go off on his own for a time."
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Publication:The Mirror (London, England)
Date:Jan 8, 2008
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