Jailed When Her Boyfriend Killed Her Son, She Is At Last Free
Across the country, women are locked up for decades because their children were abused — not by the women themselves but by their boyfriends or husbands. A 2014 BuzzFeed News investigation has now helped one of those women win her freedom. This is her story.
Jailed Texas Woman Featured In BuzzFeed News Investigation Is Granted Parole
Arlena Lindley was sentenced to 45 years in prison for failing to protect her son from her abusive boyfriend, even though she tried to stop the beating. She was featured in a 2014 Buzzfeed News investigation on battered women facing long prison sentences for crimes their partners committed despite evidence that the women were brutally abused themselves.
This Is Why An Abuse Victim Is Still In Prison After Pleading For Mercy
Tondalo Hall is serving a 30 year prison sentence for failing to protect her children from her abusive ex-boyfriend. The man, who admitted to breaking their baby's leg, got out in two years. Hall, who was not ultimately accused of child abuse, must stay in prison.
Imprisoned Battered Woman Gets One Step Closer to Freedom
Oklahoma’s parole board voted Monday to grant Tondalo Hall a full clemency hearing, the first step in her bid to leave prison early. Hall is pleading for mercy on her 30-year sentence for failing to protect her children from a violent abuser. The man who actually harmed her child got just 2 years.
Will This Battered Woman Be Set Free? Parole Board Set To Decide
The case of Tondalo Hall, who was sentenced to 30 years in prison for failing to protect her children from abuse — while the actual abuser got only two years — will go before the Oklahoma Pardon and Parole Board later this month. The case, part of a BuzzFeed News investigation, has received attention from a national advocacy group.
Vermont House Balks At Failure To Protect Law
The Vermont House of Representatives has turned down a Senate measure that would allow the prosecution of parents who fail to protect their children. Some citing a recent BuzzFeed News investigation, worry it would lead to the imprisonment of battered women.