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Tondalo Hall

Women and Adversity: Tondalo Hall

Unfairly Imprisoned in Oklahoma

A friend sent me an email about a woman in Oklahoma who was severely beaten by a man. He received a two-year prison sentence, but the woman, Tondalo Hall, received a 30-year prison sentence for “failing to protect” her children.

Huff Post Women writes:

Shortly after bringing her 20-month-old son to the hospital after noticing his leg was swollen, Tondalo Hall was arrested. She is now serving a 30-year sentence in Oklahoma, for allegedly “enabling” the abuse of her son and 3-month-old daughter at the hands of then-boyfriend, Robert Braxton Jr.

Tondalo applied for a commutation, which is a special kind of clemency. She could be released if enough people sign a petition requesting it.

Clicking on this link takes you to the petition and further explanation.



Article By: Jo Ann Mathews

I published three ebooks in 2020: Women and Adversity, Honoring 23 Black Women; Women and Adversity, Recognizing 23 Notable Mothers; and Women and Adversity, Saluting 23 Faithful Suffragists to commemorate the hundredth anniversary of the passage of the 19th Amendment giving women the right to vote. These books are meant to be study guides for all students from grade school through college to help in choosing topics for assignments and to learn more about these noteworthy women. Go to, and to learn more.

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