Cherelle Baldwin shouldn't be in prison.

Cherelle Baldwin shouldn't be in prison.

Tell the Connecticut State's Attorney John Smriga:

"Drop the charges against Cherelle Baldwin and release her from prison."
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    I'm a survivor of domestic violence.

    Cherelle Baldwin shouldn't be in prison.


    Victory! Cherelle Baldwin, the mother jailed for three years for defending herself against her abusive ex, was found NOT GUILTY of first-degree murder.

    More than 32,000 UltraViolet members joined allies in calling for Cherelle Baldwin's release, and now she's free. Cherelle is back home with her 4-year-old son and the rest of her family, and she's ready to get back to her life.

    He tried to kill her, but she's on trial for first-degree murder. 

    Cherelle Baldwin, a Black mother and domestic abuse survivor, is facing up to 60 years in prison because she defended herself against an abusive ex. Despite a restraining order, he broke into her home and tried to kill her. In the end, he was dead and she had a broken leg, lacerations, and bruises from being strangled and beaten.

    Her story is yet another example of how the justice system punishes rather than protects survivors of violence--but we can ensure her release. UltraViolet members and allies across the country were able to force authorities to release domestic violence survivors Marissa Alexander and Nan-Hui Jo, who were also imprisoned for trying to escape abusive ex-partners. We can do it again if thousands of us speak up. Will you sign the petition?