Prison Pipeline on 02/18/13

Prison Pipeline
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Mon, 02/18/2013 - 6:30pm - 7:00pm
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Incarcerating Battered Women

Karen James with Louise Bauschard, Voices Set Free, and Liysa Swart, discuss the judicial system’s failure to protect battered women.

Liysa (Northon) Swart plead guilty to manslaughter in 2001 and served 12 years in prison. The villain portrayed in Ann Rule’s book “Heart Full of Lies”, Liysa claims she had to protect herself and her children from an abusive husband when the judicial system failed to do so.

Voices Set Free

Sin by Silence legislation

Liysa Swart

Portland Women’s Crisis Line: 503.235.5333


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