UPDATE: How Marissa Alexander got released from prison
A few days ago, we broke news that Marissa Alexander was free on bond. The 32-year-old mother of two was sentenced to 20 years in prison for firing a warning shot at her abusive husband. In September, a judge found that information passed down to the jury in error during her initial trial, called for a new trial. Supporters of Alexander have been advocating for her release since the ruling.
Around 10:30 p.m. Wednesday night, Alexander was granted a pretrial release with special conditions, according to the Duval County Clerk of Court. Alexander’s bond was set at a total of $200,009 for three separate charges.
The special conditions of Alexander’s release include the following: She must post $200,009 bond, remain under the supervision of the Pretrial Service Program (PCP) at all times, be subject to 24/7 electronic monitoring and remain at home detention under the completion of her case.
View the entire list of special conditions here. Marissa Alexander’s trial is scheduled to begin on March 31, 2014.
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