SACRAMENTO, CA - Assemblywoman Fiona Ma (D-San Francisco and San Mateo Counties) will join Brenda Clubine, a survivor who spent 26 years behind bars for defending her life against her abuser, and various advocates in support of Assemblywoman Ma’s “Sin by Silence” bills. AB 1593 will help incarcerated victims of domestic violence by giving them an opportunity to provide evidence of their abuse and have it weigh in on the decision of their parole and AB 593 will allow the victim to re-file for a writ of habeas corpus and seek relief.
With the state of California facing budget cuts each year, and each elderly prisoner costing taxpayers close to $80,000 per year, it makes sense to release those who are deemed eligible for parole. If AB 593 were to become law, California would save at least $4,000,000 every year that these women who have already served their time, are not behind bars.
Fiona Ma, Assembly Speaker pro Tempore
Brenda Clubine, formerly incarcerated survivor of 26 years
Olivia Klaus, Director, Sin by Silence
Judy Freeman, Pro-bono attorney
Tara Shabaz, Director, California Partnership to End Domestic Violence
State Capitol, South Steps
Tuesday, August 21, 11:30 a.m.
For more information on Assemblywoman Fiona Ma, please visit: http://asmdc.org/members/a12/