Gloria Killian

Gloria Killian


Gloria Killian was released from prison on August 8, 2002 after serving a total of 17 1/2 years on a sentence of 32 years to life for a crime that she did not commit. Throughout her trial and incarceration she always maintained her innocence. In March 2002, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals determined that her conviction was based solely on perjured testimony and overturned her conviction. In 2008, Christopher Cleland, the District Attorney who prosecuted her, was tried by the State Bar of California and found guilty of unethical conduct in her case. Ms. Killian is now the Executive Director of ACWIP, a non-profit organization that she founded. The organization seeks to ensure humane and compassionate treatment for incarcerated women. She has written a book about her experiences, entitled Full Circle.

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I Spent 17.5 Years In Prison For A Crime I Did Not Commit

Prisons as currently structured are abusive, coercive and destructive to women’s self esteem, abilities and families.