Bella Larby People that are found to be wrongfully convicted of a crime face even more challenges once they are released from prison. Many have difficulties finding housing, employment and other necessities in order to begin their lives outside of incarceration. People struggle to have the financial support to begin a new life, and many believe the courts should compensate and support people following the release from prison. Issues exist in the present legislation surrounding wrongful conviction. Only 30 states, as well as the District of Columbia and the federal government, have compensation statutes in place for those released due to wrongful incarceration. Even within the states that have statutes, shortcomings exist, such as denying compensation to people that have unrelated felony convictions.