Today, Brenda Clubine marks her first Independence Day outside prison in 26 years.
While on the inside 20 years ago, she founded a battered women’s support group featured in a new documentary, Sin by Silence.
Brenda Clubine: "Seeing it in person on the screen was very profound for me because this film allowed the women, convicted women against abuse, to have a voice. It allows them to share and hopefully educate people on the ultimate consequences of violence and what their nightmare led them to. It led them to the point where they had to protect their life."
Clubine told KPCC’s "Patt Morrison" she’d killed her husband when he attacked her with a hammer. The group she started in prison was the first of its kind in the country. The California Institution for Women in Chino released Clubine eight months ago.