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What word can be used in place of "who have been wrongfully convicted"

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Men and women who have been wrongfully convicted lives have been turned upside down to say, the least, Not only have they been subjected to being incarcerated and losing years of their lives in an environment of people who may be full of anger, depression, mental and emotional problems, and violence.
asked Oct 09 '13 at 16:04 Pauline Shaffer New member

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I wouldn't change it. It's direct and easily understood.

There are other changes I would make, however. Men and women need to be possessive, because 'lives' is the subject of the sentence, but this doesn't make sense, either. The phrase 'to say the least' should be preceded by a comma and followed by a period.

The second sentence is one, long introductory clause, but there is not an independent clause to resolve the sentence. Removing the first few words that make it an introductory clause will repair this problem.  The sentence is in passive voice, but that works well in this situation.  The list of problems with the inmates needs to be consistent.

 

Men and women who have been wrongfully convicted have had their lives turned upside down, to say the least.  They have been subjected to being incarcerated and losing years of their lives in an environment of people who may be angry, depressed, mentally disturbed, and violent.

link comment answered Oct 09 '13 at 18:11 Lewis Neidhardt Grammarly Fellow

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