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.
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