Great news: Governor Brown granted parole to domestic violence survivor Ny Nourn last week. Ny entered prison with a sentence of Life Without Possibility of Parole (LWOP) for a murder committed by her abuser when she was only 18. LWOP is often called the “other death sentence” because death is the only way out of prison. Through sixteen years inside prison, Ny has persevered and fought for her freedom, becoming one of the first people sentenced to LWOP granted parole. You can read more about Ny’s story here.
Sadly, Ny’s fight for freedom continues. This week, instead of releasing her, Governor Brown will hand Ny over to ICE for deportation to Cambodia. Ny has never been to Cambodia. She was born in a refugee camp in Thailand as her mother fled genocide under the Khmer Rouge.
Ask Governor Brown to stand with immigrants, refugees, and survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault, not deport them. Also, ask that he support the CA Values Act, SB 54, to limit the state’s involvement in Trump’s mass deportation machine so that other domestic violence survivors are not deported. Upwards of 90% of people in women’s prison are survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault.
TAKE ACTION NOW:
Call Governor Brown at (916) 445-2841 to #FreeNy:
Sample script: Hi, my name is _____, and I am calling to thank the Governor for supporting Ny Nourn’s parole and to ask him to refuse to assist ICE in deporting Ny. Governor Brown had championed SB 261, the bill that gave Ny a chance at parole, and we ask that he extend the same second chance to immigrants like Ny. I’m also asking Governor Brown to support SB 54 so that other domestic violence survivors are not deported.
Call CDCR at (916) 324-7308 and Press 4 to #FreeNy:
Sample script: Hi, my name is ____, and I am calling to urge CDCR to refuse to assist ICE in deporting Ny Nourn (X28720) at CCWF. Ny was recently granted to parole and should be reunited with her community, not face deportation. Please deny the ICE detainer request.
Tweet at Governor Brown and CDCR:
.@JerryBrownGov support immigrants and DV survivors. Tell @CACorrections to not deport #FreeNy (X28720) and support #SB54 #CAValuesAct (click to tweet)
.@CACorrections reject ICE’s detainer on Ny Nourn (X28720). She shld be reunited w/ her family, not deported. #FreeNy #SurvivedAndPunished (click to tweet)