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Marissa Alexander Released From Prison Just Before Thanksgiving!

Mandatory Minimums

Last night, around 10:30 p.m. Marissa Alexander was granted a pretrial release with special conditions, according to the Duval County Clerk of Court. Her bond was set at $200,009 total for three separate charges.

A statement released Thanksgiving morning by the Free Marissa Now Mobilization Campaign read as follows:

“Words cannot express the relief and joy of everyone in the Free Marissa Now Mobilization Campaign that Marissa Alexander is home with her family this Thanksgiving Day.”

“We are thrilled that Ms. Alexander will be able to prepare for her new trial amid the support and love of her children and family from whom she has been separated far too long.”

Alexander had been serving out a 20-years prison sentence for firing warning shots at her abusive husband during a domestic violence altercation. Her claims that she was “standing her ground” were rejected by the court.

The State Attorney’s Office made all statements regarding its position on bond in its written response dated November 13, 2013. Which can be read in two parts: Part I and Part II

Florida’s “10-20-Life” law led to a minimum 20 year sentence, but Alexander was recently granted a new trial.

(Article by Shante Wooten)


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