May 30, 2012 Senate Democratic Conference Public Forum Testimony, Tamar Kraft-Stolar

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Incarcerated women are a critical part of any discussion about domestic violence. Domestic violence affects women in prison in staggering numbers:

  • an estimated 75% of women in New York’s prisons suffered serious physical violence by an intimate partner during adulthood
  • 8 in 10 were severely physically or sexually abused as children
  • 9 in 10 experienced physical or sexual abuse in their lifetimes.

Women in Prison Project Director Tamar Kraft-Stolar testifies about these issues and the need to enact the Domestic Violence  Survivors Justice Act (A.7874-
A/S.5436) before the Senate Democratic Conference Public Forum on Domestic Violence on May 30, 2012.

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