What’s Current: Salvadoran woman jailed for murder after 2008 stillbirth freed

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  • Teodora del Carmen Vasquez has been freed from prison in El Salvador. Vasquez was convicted of aggravated murder after having a stillbirth in 2008 and sentenced to 30 years in prison. Her sentence was commuted by the supreme court because but her conviction was not overturned.
  • Seven prison guards have been charged with sexually abusing female inmates at the Lackawanna County Prison in Pennsylvania. A grand jury started investigating the prison over a year ago after four former inmates filed a lawsuit saying that officials, including the warden, conspired to cover up the assaults.
  • In the wake of Rob Porter’s resignation, people are starting to talk about how the Mormon Church has a domestic violence problem.
  • Nineteen-year-old Nikolas Cruz, who killed 17 people at his former high school in Florida yesterday, shared a common trait with other mass killers: He abused women.
  • The Winnipeg NDP, led by Wab Kinew, is still not safe for women.
Lisa Steacy
Lisa Steacy

Lisa Steacy is an Assistant Editor at Feminist Current. She has a B.A. in Women & Gender Studies from the University of Toronto. However, the women she met in her five years as a frontline worker and collective member with Vancouver Rape Relief & Women’s Shelter deserve almost all of the credit for her feminist education. She lives in Vancouver with her partner and their cats.

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