Alexander spent the last three years of her life in prison after firing a warning shot into the air to defend herself from her estranged and abusive husband.
Marissa Alexander Has Accepted a Plea Deal
As of Monday, Alexander must serve another 65 days in Duval County Jail. After that time, Alexander must spend another two years on house arrest.
#FreeMarissa: Why Prosecution for Domestic Violence Goes Wrong and Why Marissa Shouldn’t Bear the Brunt of It
I can absolutely understand and relate to the calculating one must go through before taking any action to stop an abuser from being abusive. That’s why I find Marissa Alexander’s story so enraging.
Hundreds March for Marissa Alexander in Jacksonville
“Today, it’s Marissa. Tomorrow, it’s you. And yesterday, it was Trayvon.”
Marissa Alexander Now Faces Up To 60 Years in Prison
Alexander’s initial sentence reflected three 20-year sentences served concurrently, but Florida state prosecutor Angela Corey will now seek to sentence Alexander to consecutive sentences totaling 60 years in prison.
Marissa Alexander Remains Free on Bail
Marissa Alexander, the African-American Florida woman sentenced to 20 years for firing a “warning shot” at her abusive husband, will not return to jail for violating bail, a judge ruled Friday. Alexander is currently awaiting retrial for aggravated assault with a deadly weapon. In 2010, she was sentenced to 20 years under the state’s mandatory […]
New Trial for Marissa Alexander
Marissa Alexander, the African-American Florida woman sentenced to 20 years in prison for discharging a gun in self-defense, will get a new trial.
The System Has Failed: We Need to End Stand Your Ground
We stand with Marissa Alexander and support a broad repeal of Stand Your Ground laws in this country.