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Marcia Bunney


    Marcia Bunney is a California prisoner, sentenced to 25 years to life for the shooting death of her abusive lover. Incarcerated for 16 years, she has been active in the formation of two self-help groups for battered women, at the California Institution for Women and the Central California Women's Facility, where she also facilitates domestic violence workshops for prisoners.
    She has earned her B.A. Degree while in custody, and is exploring means to continue her formal education, emphasizing the areas of journalism and law.
    Her work has been produced in various media, including workshop literature distributed at the U.N. World Conference on Women (Huairou, China, 1995) and articles/ essays appearing on the Internet. She serves on the Advisory Boards of the National Network for Women in Prison and Catholic Charities' HIV/AIDS in Prison Project, and is an elected member of the National Steering Committee of the National Lawyers Guild Prison Law Project.

Articles in Books:

"Finding Self-Respect for Battered Women" in Frontiers of Justice Vol II: Coddling or Common Sense?

Articles in Cell Door Magazine:


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Last Update 09/05/09