Marissa Alexander, the woman who fired off warning shots at her estranged, abusive husband, has been released from prison as part of her plea deal from November that reduced her 20 years. The 34-year-old mother had been locked up since 2010, when the case began, and has finally been released to go back home, according to local […]

Ending the four-year criminal case against her and throwing out the possible 60 years she faced for firing a warning shot at her estranged husband, Marissa Alexander has agreed to a plea deal that will send her to jail for another two months. In fact, the deal has left her with another 65 days in jail. […]

Despite original numbers that had weekend shootings in Chicago at 40, police confirm that at least 47 people were shot in Chicago over the weekend, five of which were fatal, according to statistics released by the Chicago Police Department. The deaths included an 11-year-old girl, who was shot while attending a sleepover in Chicago’s South Side. Read […]

Florida lawmakers are surprising many with a new extension of the highly controversial “Stand Your Ground” law to include firing warning shots. According to the Huffington Post, the law was written with Marissa Alexander in mind. Alexander’s case gained national attention when she was found guilty of aggravated assault and sentenced to 20 years in jail after […]

During a Friday hearing to determine if a second Stand Your Ground hearing would take place in the retrial of Marissa Alexander, Florida Circuit Judge James Daniel said he needed more information to make a decision. Alexander, 33, is out on bond while awaiting a new trial on charges of firing a warning shot during an altercation with her abusive […]

Florida pastors have written a letter to the Jacksonville, Fl. Attorney’s Office to persuade them to offer Marissa Alexander, the woman who received a 20-year sentence for firing a warning shot, a plea deal. In addition, they are urging Alexander to take that deal. A similar plea that would have landed her in jail for […]

The woman who was sentenced to 20 years in jail for firing a warning shot to scare off her estranged husband during an altercation could be going to jail for 60 years. Marissa Alexander may face the extended sentence when her aggravated assault case is retried this summer, according to the Office of State Attorney Angela […]

Marissa Alexander was finally granted bond late last year after outrage over her 20-year prison sentence for firing a warning shot at her abusive husband grew to a fever pitch. But now the state of Florida wants her back in jail. Florida State Attorney Angela Corey has filed a motion to see that Alexander be put […]

Marissa Alexander is free from jail…at least for now. The woman convicted of shooting at her estranged husband has just been released from jail earlier this week on bond, and is now under house arrest. According to Action News Jax, she is awaiting a new trial since the judge ruled that there were bad jury […]

The woman who is serving 20 years behind bars for firing a warning shot to scare off her abusive husband may go home today. A Florida judge is expected to decide if Marissa Alexander will be released on bond as she awaits her new trial. Last month, the court ruled that the case will be […]


If you didn’t know, the month of October is National Domestic Violence Awareness Month. And in addition to focusing on women and children, a national month-long writing campaign launched by the Chicago Taskforce on Violence Against Girls & Young Women, Emotional Justice Unplugged, and the Free Marisa Now Mobilization Campaign, is focusing on the importance of engaging men in an […]


Pregnant. Battered. Injunction out against her husband. A woman fires a warning shot as she faces a threat from him. She is at home. The shot is fired at the ceiling.  It goes through a wall. It’s a warning shot. It hits no one, hurts no one. That was August 2010, Jacksonville, Florida, nine days […]