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SUPPORT AB 1593 - The Sin by Silence Bill

    1. Sin by Silence
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      Sin by Silence

      CA

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October 2012

Victory

From Sin by Silence: On September 30th, 2012, Governor Jerry Brown signed the Sin by Silence Bills (AB 593 & AB 1593) into law! This ground-breaking legislation is the first of it's kind in the entire US, and will change the lives of over 7,000 domestic violence survivors who have spent far too many years behind bars. To read more go to http://fionama.com/news?id=0384

Join California Assemblymember Fiona Ma to help bring justice for the incarcerated battered women of California.  

Over 7,000 women are imprisoned in California’s state prisons, the majority of whom are survivors of domestic violence. Several hundred women in California are serving time for killing their batterers and hundreds, if not thousands more, are serving time for domestic violence-related crimes.

Currently, when a domestic violence victim is questioned by the parole board on the crimes they committed, the victim often discusses the history of their victimization and their prior abuse. The Parole Board frequently considers this acknowledgement of victimization as “lack of insight” and denies his/her parole.

Sign the petition to show your support of AB 1593 that requires that the Parole Board give great weight to any information or evidence that proves the prisoner experienced intimate partner battering (IPB) and its effects at the time the crime was committed. This bill will also prohibit the Parole Board commissioners from using evidence of IPB as a basis for finding “lack of insight” and denying suitability.

** Lend your support to AB 593 to continue to help the incarcerated battered women of California!

Want to know the inspiration behind the name "Sin by Silence"?
Visit www.SinBySilence.com

Recent signatures

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    1. Decision-maker Darrell Steinberg responds:

      Darrell Steinberg

      Thank you for your recent communication in support of AB 1593 (Ma). This bill would provide victims of domestic abuse who experienced intimate partner battering (IPB) a chance to present evidence of such incidents during the parole proces...


    2. Decision-maker Darrell Steinberg responds:

      Darrell Steinberg

      Thank you for your recent communication in support of AB 1593 (Ma). This bill would provide victims of domestic abuse who experienced intimate partner battering (IPB) a chance to present evidence of such incidents during the parole proces...


    3. Reached 250 signatures

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    Reasons for signing

    • Brenda Wilson TULSA, OK
      • almost 2 years ago

      I have a friend's mother who should be released and for the thousands of other women that should be too!

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    • veronica panek SAN ANTONIO, TX
      • almost 2 years ago

      As a woman who has been in an abusive relationship who left without looking back, I can understand what a woman can do if pushed to the brink when the SYSTEM, LAWYERS, POLITIANS AND THE GOVERNMENT HAVE FAILED THEM........and now with upcoming election more MEN want to take away from us that WHICH IS OURS.......

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    • LOUISE BOWEN AUSTRALIA
      • almost 2 years ago

      To help victims of domestic violence I have seen it since i was a young child with my parents, it was bas physical violence & I was the one who protected my mother all the time and I was affected by it then continued to get into abusive relationships all my life mainly emotional & mental abuse, I wish there could be more help out there to educate women more about domestic violence, to try and help them get out of this powerful sick relationship, I feel very strongly about this and understand the reasons women keep going back, it is a power thing the abuser has over the woman & a lot of fear over her as well, women should be more educated with more courses on this subject available, more refuges !!

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    • Kisha Ward SAN ANTONIO, TX
      • almost 2 years ago

      I am a survivor of Domestic Violence for the past 8years .

      On April 2,2004 I was shot in the neck & paralyed by my ex-boyfriend while picking up my daughters from his house.

      I was only trying to continue my lifeafter leaving him. Everyday is a constant reminder of how horrible he was to me &

      how easy you can get trapped & charmed into an unsafe & sometimes deadly situation.

      I can never erase him from my mind because he almost took my life.

      I shouldnt be alive but by the grace of God I am. Domestic Violence is like a sickness because it doesnt pick & choose who are victims, It doesnt pick & choose its victims or who it affects. MY MISSION is to be a voice foe the voiceless just like you Brenda. God Bless you! This cant happen anymore.

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    • Nyia Bentley BOWLING GREEN, OH
      • almost 2 years ago

      Domestic Violence should not be ignored, instead, people should be educating one another on the dangers of domestic violence. It also effects many lives, not just victims. We are ALL effected by domestic violence, therefore we must all help to bring it to a stop.

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