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Battered Women Who Kill: Commutation and the Framingham Eight


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Program
Battered Women Who Kill: Commutation and the Framingham Eight
Program Description

Domestic violence is on the rise in Boston, prompting serious questions about the effectiveness of police and the courts in protecting women from their batterers. Perhaps the most publicized of these cases involves the "Framingham Eight (8)," a group of women incarcerated in that city's state prison for killing their longtime abusers and who are petitioning for release based on their histories of abuse. This program features a documentary on three of the women, Lisa Becker Grimshaw, Shannon Booker and Elaine Hyde, followed by discussion of domestic violence with police, court, legislative and counseling experts.

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Broadcast program

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Video

Genres
Documentary
Talk Show
Topics
Women
Social Issues
Crime
Citation
Chicago: “Battered Women Who Kill: Commutation and the Framingham Eight,” WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed December 3, 2016, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_9503E917F7A248A2BB63B3D03EC9418D.
MLA: “Battered Women Who Kill: Commutation and the Framingham Eight.” WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. December 3, 2016. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_9503E917F7A248A2BB63B3D03EC9418D>.
APA: Battered Women Who Kill: Commutation and the Framingham Eight. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_9503E917F7A248A2BB63B3D03EC9418D
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