Bresha Meadows: Survived and Punished

Bresha Measows is a young Black girl incarcerated for defending her life against domestic violence. She is one of tens of thousands of girls and young women locked up behind bars across the United States facing violence at the hands of the criminal punishment system. #FreeBresha, free them all!

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Barnard Center for Research on Women

#FreeBresha, Free Them All

Dec 5, 2017

Bresha Meadows learned to fear her father and fear for her life. Throughout her young life, she endured years of his relentless physical and verbal abuse. On countless occasions he threatened to kill her and her family. Years of faded bruises, police reports, orders of protection, stories from neighbors, and allegations of sexual violence attest […]

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#FreeBresha, Bresha Meadows, criminalization, prison abolition, state violence, Survived and Punished

Ky Peterson: Survived and Punished

Ky Peterson should be free, but right now he is in prison for defending his life against physical and sexual assault.

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#freeky, Ky Peterson, prison abolition

Paris Knox: Survived and Punished

Paris Knox is a 38-year-old Black mother sentenced to 40 years in prison for defending her life against an abusive ex-partner.

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