TRIAL UPDATE (1/27/15):
Marissa Alexander is being RELEASED from prison today, January 27, 2015! Her sentence includes two years of house detention, while wearing a surveillance monitor. Free Marissa Now press release HERE.
CAMPAIGN UPDATE (4/28/15):
#StandWithNanHui: Free Marissa Now organizers call for the freedom of Nan-Hui Jo, a Korean mother and domestic violence survivor in California who is being prosecuted and possibly deported for defending her life. Free Marissa Now press release HERE.
THANK YOU for raising the funds needed to cover Marissa Alexander's surveillance monitor for her two years of home detention! Towards true freedom...
"I wrote this poem because of my support of Marissa Alexander. I wrote this poem one morning because of my outrage that I still live in a country where it seems as though black women are still having to defend themselves about defending themselves."
A Poem Dedicated to Marissa Alexander
by Nikky Finney
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Marissa Alexander is a survivor of domestic violence from Jacksonville, FL who was prosecuted and threatened with 60 years in prison for defending her life from her abusive husband. She spent 3 years behind bars and, beginning January 27, 2015, she is sentenced to two years of house detention while being forced to wear and pay for a surveillance ankle monitor. The Free Marissa Now Mobilization Campaign calls for Marissa Alexander's FULL FREEDOM.