Women’s Prison Anthology Aims to Raise Money for Marissa Alexander

By Jamilah King May 14, 2014

Prison Culture is releasing a limited edition of 150 copies of "No Selves to Defend: A Legacy of Criminalizing Women of Color for Self Defense" to help raise money for Marissa Alexander’s legal defense fund.

Alexander was sentenced to 20 years for firing a shot during an altercation with her husband, Rico Gray, who had twice previously been arrested for domestic abuse against Alexander.

The book will feature the Alexander’s incarceration story along with those of Lena Baker, Inez Garcia, Rosa Lee Ingram, Joan Little, Cece McDonald, the New Jersey 4, Cassandra Peten, Bernadette Powell, Juanita Thomas, Yvonne Wanrow and Dessie Woods. 

The anthology will be available for purchase in early June for $50 plus $5 shipping at Free Marissa Alexander. 

(Prison Culture)