Brenda Clubine spent over 26 years of her life behind bars for defending her life, and the lives of her children. She killed her husband, the man who had beat her within inches of her life. Repeatedly. For years.
“Being in an abusive relationship is another form of prison and most people are not able to understand the correlation between the two.” So quotes the website of every 9 seconds, a “non-profit committed to Education, Prevention, Intervention & Legislative lobbying to create change in the arena of domestic violence victimization and survivor incarceration worldwide. By fostering relationships with legislative officials, law enforcement, judiciary officials, communities and facilities of incarceration. It is through these partnerships we will make change nationwide.
Every 9 Seconds purpose is to lay the groundwork for positive change with victims of domestic violence. To create and foster an arena for those wanting to help family, friends or incarcerated victims of abuse to gain the empowerment and steps that it takes to gain their freedom.”
As Director of every 9 seconds, Brenda stives to be able to bring a new and different perspective to the field of domestic violence and it is her dream to make change worldwide. As a formerly incarcerated survivor that founded the first abuse support group in the prison system in the nation, Convicted Women Against Abuse in 1989. Due to the efforts of CWAA “Battered Woman Syndrome” admissibility became law in California on January 2, 1992.
Spread the word. Write a letter to a incarcerated sister. Speak up for justice. We can do this together.