IN 29 STATES MOTHERS ARE PUT IN PRISON WHEN THEY CAN´T STOP THEY ABUSER FROM HARMING THEIR CHILDREN (PETS, too) IN 7 STATES MOTHER COULD SERVE LIFE IN PRISON FOR IT)
- Dear Annamaria,75% of women in prison are survivors of domestic violence.1 Too many of them are imprisoned as a direct result of the abuse they survived.Like Tondalo Hall. She’s a 30-year-old mother from Oklahoma serving a prison sentence FIFTEEN times longer than her abuser–for “failing to protect” her children from him.2Most people don’t even know this is happening–but we can change that. We can’t stop the policies that criminalize rather than protect survivors of domestic violence until people know about it. You can help by sharing this infographic today. Share now:Thanks for speaking out.–Nita, Shaunna, Kat, Karin, Adam, Holly, Kaili, Kathy, Onyi, Susan, Clarise, Anathea, Audine, Ryan, Shannon, and Vanessa, the UltraViolet teamP.S. To take action demanding Tondalo Hall’s release, you can sign the petition here.
1. Survivors of Abuse and Incarceration, Correctional Association of New York, accessed August 5, 2015
2. This Battered Woman Wants to Get Out of Prison, BuzzFeed News, November 11, 2014