Join California Assemblymember Fiona Ma to help bring justice for the incarcerated battered women of California.
A California state prison study found that 93% of the women who had killed their significant others had been battered by them; 67% of these women indicated the homicide resulted from an attempt to protect themselves or their children. It's time to let the incarcerated battered women of California go free! With the State of California in ongoing budget crisis and each prisoner costing taxpayers close to $41,000 per year, it only makes sense to release prisoners who are deemed eligible for parole. There are 50 inmates throughout the state that deserve to be free after spending decades behind bars. Understand their stories. Understand their pain. Understand their plea. They served more than enough time for the crimes of defending their lives, and they deserve a chance to give back to society. Their lives can be best utilized if they have the ability to directly impact people whose lives they can help lead away from a path of devastating choices.
Sign the petition to show your support of AB593 that rectifies the problem with current law by allowing victims of domestic violence whose expert testimony was limited during their trial court proceedings to file for a writ of habeas corpus.
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