I found this charity via a graphic they put out that read "Prisons do not end domestic violence. They are domestic violence."
Their stated goal is to protect victims of domestic violence who have been imprisoned by... abolishing all prisons. A large number of their case studies are actually TIMs, and they focus heavily on the importance of not judging on a case by case basis, but rather applying the same logic to everyone. If any defendant can say the other person started it, they are completely in the clear and should face no consequences.
"The “politics of exceptionalism” occurs when people advocate for the freedom of an individual only because they are considered exceptional to other imprisoned people — for example, the perfect survivor, the perfect immigrant, etc. S&P does not get down like that. When we support individual defense campaigns, or when we call for the freedom of “survivors” in particular, we promote a “politics of relationality,” or strategies that help people engage the broader crisis of criminalization"
While their goal of freeing "people in women's prisons" who are jailed because they defended themselves against domestic violence is great, I feel like they are sacrificing all the women who rely on the imprisonment of their abusers to do so, not to mention their weird focus on TIMs and their fanatical devotion to never imprisoning or punishing anyone who can make a claim that someone else started it.
Am I off base? What are your thoughts?