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Valerie Seeley

Valerie Seeley is the only survivor of gender violence who has had her sentence commuted by Governor Cuomo. We demand the same for the other women whose stories are below! Listen to Valerie describe her experience in her own words.

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Annette “Annie” Farrell

Annette “Annie” Farrell is a proud survivor and mother of four young children, currently serving a term of 15 years…

Tanisha Davis

Tanisha Davis is a caring 32 year-old single mother serving a 14-year sentence in Bedford Hills Correctional Facility for Women…

Joanne Armour

Joanne Armour is serving 20 years to life for defending herself and her 14 year old daughter against an attack…

Breanna Simpson

Breanna Simpson is serving 25 years for defending herself against a man who tried to kill her on numerous occasions.…

Cynthia Galens

Cynthia Galens Cynthia Galens is a survivor of three abusive relationships, including two marriages. The third relationship ended in the…

Laura Martin

Laura Martin Laura Martin is serving a 20-year sentence for killing her father, a man who had physically and sexually…

Brenda Hartman

Brenda Hartman Brenda Hartman once wondered, “Do I have ‘Please abuse me’ written on my forehead?” Brenda grew up in…

Theresa Debo

Theresa Debo Theresa Debo has survived a lifetime of horrific abuse. Now 14 years into a 22-years-to-life sentence for second…

Kelly Forbes

Kelly Forbes In 2001, Kelly Forbes immigrated from her native Trinidad with her young daughter to Brooklyn. She was a…

Darlene Benson-Seay

Darlene Benson-Seay Though she didn’t do it, Darlene Benson-Seay is incarcerated for killing her boyfriend, Ronnie, who abused her violently…

Sherrita Crumpler

Sherrita Crumpler Sherrita Crumpler is a 35-year-old woman currently serving a 17 Year sentence at Bedford Hills Correctional Facility. A…

Kelly Harnett

Kelly Harnett Kelly Harnett was there in 2010 when her abuser murdered someone in a New York park. Because she…

Jessica Paradiso

Jessica Paradiso The first time Jessica Paradiso’s partner hit her was when she picked him up from a stint in…

Betsy Ramos

Betsy Ramos Betsy Ramos has been behind bars for 22 years for second-degree manslaughter. At 15 years, she had served…

Rachel Ball

Rachel Ball Rachel Ball grew up in upstate NY. She is currently serving 8 ⅓ years for criminally negligent homicide,…