“The System Abuses Us by Locking Us Up Forever”: Aging Survivors Behind Bars

“The System Abuses Us by Locking Us Up Forever”: Aging Survivors Behind Bars

Victoria Law, Truthout: On October 6, 15-year-old Bresha Meadows will appear in court for allegedly shooting her violently abusive father. Like many survivors, she could be facing the rest of her life in prison because judges and parole boards don’t currently take abuse into consideration. Countless survivors are aging behind bars, without hope of release.

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