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Welcome to the Campaign to #FreeMaddesynGeorge. Maddesyn (Colville Confederated Tribes) is a survivor of domestic and sexual violence who has been incarcerated since July 2020 for defending herself against a white man who raped and threatened her. #MMIW #SurvivedAndPunished (1/6)
@FreeMaddesyn is organized by Maddesyn's defense committee, a coalition of members of Maddesyn’s family, survivors of gender violence; and advocates, organizers, and scholars who work on colonial, sexual, and domestic violence, policing and incarceration, and #MMIP. (2/6)
Facing a murder charge and decades in prison, Maddesyn accepted a plea deal from federal prosecutors after being incarcerated and separated from her infant daughter for more than a year. #Incarceration is a tool of #FamilySeparation (3/6)
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Welcome to the Campaign to #FreeMaddesyn George. Maddesyn is a 27-year-old member of the Colville Confederated Tribes who has been jailed since July 2020 for defending herself against a white man who raped her and threatened her life. #MMIWG2S #SurvivedAndPunished
Maddesyn is being prosecuted by the fed govt and facing as many as 17 yrs in prison. The closest fed prison for women is in CA, more than 1K miles from her child, family, and community. #familyseparation #reproductivejustice
The Campaign to #FreeMaddesyn is a coalition of Maddesyn's loved ones, members of the Colville Confederated Tribes and the Spokane Tribe, members of @MMIWWashington, @APIChayaSEA Collective Justice, Participatory Justice, and @radicalwomenus, and individual activists.
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Welcome to the S&P 30 Days Challenge #TowardAbolition! Take 2 actions every day until July 4 in solidarity with communities everywhere resisting fascism, state violence, gender-based violence and racial capitalism! Use #TowardAbolition to let us know you're participating.
DAY 1 Action 1 #TowardAbolition

Support @supporthosechi #FreeLeLe campaign! In honor of #PRIDE and #IWD2020, let’s get #AlishaWalker free. "LeLe" is a Black sex worker who was criminalized for self-defense against sexual violence.

Toolkit w/ directions:
Like many, Alisha Walker is being punished, criminalized for surviving. There are countless others just like her.

Use: for numbers, sample tweets, scripts & call/email/fax/bombard @GovPritzker to demand he #FreeLeLe #FreeThemAll!

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Welcome new followers! #SurvivedandPunished is a prison abolition organization. We believe that prisons, detention centers, all forms of law enforcement, and punitive prosecution are rooted in systems of violence, including racial, anti-trans/queer, sexual & domestic violence. 1/
Our work focuses on criminalized survivors and the integrated relationship between systems of punishment + the pervasiveness of gender violence. We aim to #FreeAllSurvivors via mass defense projects, which would require the abolition of prisons and other systems of punishment. 2/
Our collective est. 2016 when freedom campaigns for 2 BIPOC criminalized survivors, @freemarissanow and @standwithnanhui joined hands, along w/ the Chicago Alliance to #FreeMarissaAlexander (now @LoveProtectOrg) and @c_c_w_p to come up w/ a national strategy to #FreeThemAll. 3/
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Thread on city bail reviews from 4/24. Again, only observations on some cases where information was available. Multiple prosecutors and defense attorneys participated. The proceedings were overseen by Judge Althea Handy, herself a former prosecutor.
A 21 yo defendant was released to pre-trial with 6/16/20 trial date. Incarcerated since Jan, state argued for him to be held despite offering plea deal for 6 mos and telling def. atty that in front of Judge Phinn they would offer time served next week. ASA was Michael Dunty.
Another def, accused of "assisting someone stabbing a victim" and incarcerated since Nov, was held as a danger to society. This is despite health factors that include a TBI & asthma. Handy noted TBI isnt a covid risk factor, however, said nothing about his asthma. 1/2
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As this post gains traction, let's reiterate that the issue with "#NuisanceLaws" isn't that recipients of abuse should be able to call 911 as much as they need, but that calling 911 is itself not the solution to intervening and preventing partner violence #SurvivedandPunished
If the police system is overloaded with calls for help form survivors of abuse, it says everything about that system that its solution to this problem is evicting and displacing survivors, not providing safe housing, counselors, healthcare, childcare, etc. #SurvivedandPunished
The takeaway is that it's a mistake to look to the police and prison system to solve partner violence--which is rooted in poverty, toxic masculinity, mental health disparities--all the things the police/prison system keeps in place #SurvivedandPunished #NuisanceLaws
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Thread on growing threats targeting immigrant and refugee survivors and how we can support as part of #FreeThemAll National Week of Action. #SurvivedAndPunished #AbolishICE
#ICYMI, check out the recording of #AbolishICE Teach In: Free All Criminalized Survivors featuring Ny Nourn and Floricel Liborio Ramos, formerly incarcerated immigrant survivors! #FreeThemAll #SurvivedAndPunished…
Immigration laws have always been rooted in the violent history of genocide and slavery. Fleeing violence (migration) is often deeemed "illegal" by immigration and criminal legal systems #SurvivedAndPunished #FreeThemAll #AbolishICE
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#FreeThemAll THREAD 1/ We see how the courts often target survivors of abuse. Leena, a young Black mother, fled her apartment after being attacked by her abusive partner. He called police & accused her of assaulting him & Leena was arrested, despite having been assaulted herself
2/ Leena was brought to court & formally charged with felony assault. The judge set $2500 bail that Leena could not afford, so Leena was sent to Rikers Island for two weeks. She had recently been hit by a car, out of work and living in a shelter, so $2500 was impossible to raise
3/ Even when her case was dropped to a misdemeanor and bail reduced to $750, hundreds of dollars--and her freedom--were still out of reach. It was a few days before Thanksgiving and she needed to get out to see her kids. She was brought to court and offered a choice:
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