January 27, 2016 marks one year that has passed since Marissa Alexander was released from prison and sentenced to serve an additional two years of “home detention.” In one more year, Marissa will finally be free from this aspect of the constant surveillance and control by the state. We are excited to share a message from Marissa to her supporters to mark this important milestone.
CHECK IT OUT! --->
Send a card to Marissa to wish her and her family love, strength, faith, and freedom:
P. O. Box 23872
Jacksonville, FL 32257
A list of important accomplishments since Marissa has been released HERE!
)CAMPAIGN UPDATE (1/25/16):
January 27, 2016 marks one year that has passed since Marissa Alexander was released from prison and sentenced to serve an additional two years of “home detention.” Marissa has released a video to her supporters to mark this milestone. A list of important accomplishments since Marissa has been released HERE.
Free Marissa Now announces new initiative: SurvivedAndPunished.org. This project is organized in coalition with the following freedom campaigns and organizations: Stand With Nan Hui, Love & Protect (formerly Chicago Alliance to Free Marissa Alexander), and California Coalition for Women Prisoners. We demand the immediate freedom of those who are punished for surviving domestic violence and other forms of gender violence, including Marissa Alexander!
CASE UPDATE (1/25/16):
Marissa Alexander was RELEASED from prison on January 27, 2015. This marks one year of completion of her two year sentence of house detention, while wearing a surveillance monitor. Free Marissa Now press release on the date of her prison 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
Organizers from #BlackLivesMatter and Free Marissa Now discuss how black women are targeted by state violence.