The Abuse Excuse: Dismissing Domestic Violence and Its Effects in the Criminal Court System

For decades, domestic violence survivors have been criminalized, prosecuted, and imprisoned for acts carried out by their abusive partners. In January, 30-year-old Noor Zahi Salman was arrested in connection with the 2016 Pulse nightclub massacre that left 49 people dead and many more injured and traumatized. Salman’s name had, until then, been largely unfamiliar to the U.S.Read More

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“Women’s own perceptions of their bodies are often dismissed.”

The Investigative Fund, a project of The Nation Institute, published a write-up about the CA’s recent Women in Prison Project event (WIPP), “Unshackled: Women Speak Out on Mass Incarceration and Reproductive Justice." Read More

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