TAKE ACTION in 3 STEPS!
Urge California Governor Jerry Brown to decriminalize survival and COMMUTE THE SENTENCES of all survivors of domestic and sexual violence.
1. SIGN FREEDOM PETITIONS
* THANK YOU! *
Thank you for supporting the freedom campaigns for Barbara Chavez, Kelly Ann Savage, and Ny Nourn, whose Life Without Parole sentences have recently been commuted, and Lynn Noyes who was granted parole! Your support was key in bringing these survivors closer to release and raising awareness about the criminalization of survivors and survival.
Governor Jerry Brown
c/o State Capitol, Suite 1173
Sacramento, CA 95814
Dear Governor Brown,
I join California residents urging you to commute the sentences of all criminalized survivors, and to end Life Without Parole sentencing.
The vast majority of people in women’s prisons, and many in men’s prisons, are survivors of domestic and sexual violence. Survivors are criminalized while attempting to navigate dangerous conditions of abuse and coercion. California prisons and detention centers perpetuate cycles of violence through the “abuse to prison” pipeline and because they are themselves sites of systematic gendered violence. This must end.
I call on you to boldly expand your historic increase in commutations and pardons. As an ally to survivors of violence, I urge you to recognize prisons and detention centers as forms of gendered violence and commute all survivors.