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Cyntoia Brown Granted Clemency! Analyses & Interviews

Cyntoia Brown Granted Clemency! Analyses & Interviews

After 15 years of incarceration for defending her life, Cyntoia Brown will finally be released. Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam commuted her sentence following ongoing public support for her freedom. She will be eligible for release on August 7, 2019, and she'll be on...

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Mar 2, NYC: Survived & Punished 2nd National Convening

Mar 2, NYC: Survived & Punished 2nd National Convening

Join Survived and Punished for a day of panels, strategy sessions, and community building -- all with a focus on launching defense campaigns and organizing to free criminalized survivors of racialized gender-based violence. The goals of the national...

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#SurvivedAndPunished Survivor Solidarity Drive

#SurvivedAndPunished Survivor Solidarity Drive

Survived and Punished Convening in California (December 2017), bringing together organizers, advocates, and survivors to strategize how we can #FreeThemAll. For Giving Tuesday and beyond, we ask your support in amplifying and raising funds to support and free...

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#Clemency4CyntoiaBrown

#Clemency4CyntoiaBrown

Survived & Punished joins thousands of others in the call for the clemency of Cyntoia Brown, a young Black woman in Tennessee who, in 2004, was sentenced to life imprisonment for defending her life while in the sex industry at 16-years-old. TAKE ACTION: Visit...

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Tammy Garvin’s Sentence Commuted!

Tammy Garvin’s Sentence Commuted!

On November 21, 2018, Tammy Garvin was commuted by Governor Jerry Brown!! We are elated that Tammy now has a chance at parole and release. Tammy is a survivor of domestic violence and sex trafficking who was sentenced to Life Without the Possibility of Parole (LWOP),...

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Kelly Ann Savage is Free!

Kelly Ann Savage is Free!

Dear Supporters of Kelly Savage, We are absolutely thrilled to share that Kelly Savage was released from prison last week!!! Governor Jerry Brown commuted Kelly’s Life Without Possibility of Parole (LWOP) sentence in December 2017, making her eligible for parole....

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How Can We Reconcile Prison Abolition With #MeToo?

How Can We Reconcile Prison Abolition With #MeToo?

Victoria Law @ Filter. Excerpt below: I’ve interviewed numerous adult survivors of domestic violence imprisoned for defending themselves. Again and again, they tell me that they turned to the police and legal system, both of which failed to protect them. Perhaps...

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