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End the criminalization of survival.

About Survived & Punished

Survived & Punished (S&P) is a national coalition that  includes survivors, victim advocates, legal advocates and attorneys, policy experts, scholars, and currently and formerly incarcerated people. S&P organizes to de-criminalize efforts to survive domestic and sexual violence, and challenge the violence of criminal and immigration punishment systems through art & media, policy advocacy, political education, & community organizing.

S&P has affiliates in New York City, Chicago, and California statewide. It was founded in 2016 by organizers from the Stand With Nan-Hui defense campaign, California Coalition for Women Prisoners, Love & Protect (then known as Chicago Alliance to Free Marissa Alexander), and the national Free Marissa Now Mobilization Campaign.

Video above is from the No Perfect Victims convening at the 2017 Allied Media Conference.

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S&P Updates:

Update on Research & Strategy Convening to Free Incarcerated Survivors

Ny Nourn reports back from a strategy session. Does the #MeToo anti-violence movement reach survivors of domestic and sexual violence in California’s women’s prisons?  Recent reforms to curb mass incarceration in the U.S. have reduced the total number of men in state...

탈출하고자 했던 박해를 이민자 수용소에서 거듭 겪은 한국인 가정 폭력 생존자의 발언 | “Being Detained Feels Like the Abuse I Tried to Escape”: A Korean Survivor Speaks Out From Immigration Detention

art by Francis Mead from the "Visions from the Inside" project ​김이화씨는 길고 긴 8개월 동안 박해와 학대를 이민자 수용소 안에서 겪은 후 2017년 12월 28일 오전에 한국으로 강제로 출국당한다. After 8 long months of abuse and harassment in immigration detention, Yihwa Kim is being forced to return back to South Korea...

Bresha Meadows: Survived and Punished Video

  Bresha Meadows was 14 years old in July 2016 when she allegedly used the gun that her father had brandished for years against her and her family (terrorizing and abusing them) to shoot him in his sleep. Bresha long learned to fear her father who had repeatedly made...


​This toolkit is a collection of tools, tips, lessons and resources developed through our own experiences. It is also an effort to document and reflect on our own movement work. It is important for us to document especially because our organizing work has been led by Black women, women of color, immigrants, and queer/trans people, who are so often erased from history. We hope to preserve some of these histories, build solidarity, and share hope as we continue our collective struggle.

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