Antoinette Johnson was convicted of first degree murder for killing her abusive boyfriend. She was sentenced to 15 years, but with clemency efforts from KDVA, was able to reduce her time served to nearly eight years. She is now a consultant to the KDVA.
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Up to 57 percent of all women in state and federal prison nationwide were victims of abuse, according to the Kentucky Domestic Violence Association (KDVA). We hear from a Kentucky survivor of abuse who was granted clemency in 2007 after serving seven years for the death of her boyfriend. We also learn what the KDVA is doing to help incarcerated victims of abuse.