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Both Sides of the Bars: Sentencing Reform for Criminalized Survivors

ProducerKhalil Cumberbatch
DescriptionDespite the criminal legal system’s espoused goal of securing justice for crime victims, all too often survivors of domestic violence are arrested, prosecuted, and punished. For instance, survivors may be criminalized for coerced criminal acts or for protecting themselves or loved ones. According to a new report by The Sentencing Project (TSP) and Survivors Justice Project (SJP), the need for sentencing reform for survivors is urgent. In this episode, our guest is TSP sentencing reform counsel Liz Komar, formerly an assistant district attorney, who advocates for an end to extreme sentencing in the state and federal criminal legal systems.
DateAugust 28, 2023