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Last year, Marissa Alexander was at home when she feared for her life in an argument with her husband. Using a gun she was licensed to own, she fired one warning shot into the ceiling of her home that did not harm her attacker.  Because of this one gun shot, she was sentenced to 20 years of prison under Florida's 10-20-life law.  Marissa is a mother of a three year old and has spent the last…

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Angela Corey is trying create a reputation of being tough on criminals, so this spring she's abusing her power in an attempt to put Marissa Alexander behind bars. In Florida, the average sentence for a man who kills his female partner is 2-6 years.  Marissa Alexander, who never hurt anyone is facing 60 years in prison for using warning shot to protect herself and her children from an abusive…

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We send love to all mothers on Mother's Day, knowing that mothering in peace requires justice. Marissa Alexander is a proud mother of three, including teenage twins and a 3-year-old daughter.  She had given premature birth to her youngest child nine days before she was forced to defend her life after being attacked by her abusive estranged husband.  Despite causing no injuries when she fired a…

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    This movement advocates on behalf of Marissa Alexander.

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James Williams
James Williams Campaign leader

"Approximately 70 percent of people in women’s prisons are mothers" This statistic is outrageous and we cannot let Angela Corey take…Read More

Standing Our Ground: Reproductive Justice for Marissa Alexander

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Marissa Alexander did not get a chance to see her youngest daughter take her first step. She didn’t get a chance to hear her say her first word, or blow out the candles on her first birthday cake. These and many more memories that mothers are excited to photograph or catch on film weren’t possible for Alexander because she was living behind…Read More
Brad Dubs

Marissa released under bond while she awaits her re-trial!

Florida releases woman sentenced to 20 years for firing 'warning shot'
(Reuters) - A Florida woman sentenced to 20 years in prison after firing a "warning shot" during an argument with her abusive husband has been released on bond while she awaits retrial under a controversial part of the state's self-defense law. The case of Marissa Alexander, who was convicted of aggravated-assault with a deadly weapon, touched off…Read More
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