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Life In Prison: Harriet Salarno, A Victim Speaks

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Video published January 15, 2010 | Download MP4 | View transcript

Above: KPBS reporter Joanne Faryon interviews Harriet Salarno, a crime victim whose daughter was murdered in 1979. Ever since, Salarno has fought for crime victims' rights.

— In 1979, Harriet Salarno's daughter was murdered on a California college campus. A young man whom Salarno and her husband took in and raised with their daughter was convicted of the crime. He is currently serving 17 years to life on a second-degree murder charge.

Soon after her daughter's murder, Salarno formed the non-profit organization Crime Victims United of California, fighting to strengthen victims' rights laws and promote public safety.

Salarno supports other families of victims by attending parole hearings. She also lobbies State Legislators to ensure that victims have a voice.

Hear more about Salarno's story and the Crime Victims United of California in the upcoming Project Envision documentary, "Life in Prison," airing January 25, 2010, at 9 p.m. on KPBS Television.


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