Category: Battered women in prison

JTS Founder’s message at “OUTCRY for Justice” to give #Justice4Women

The founder of Justice Thru Storytelling, Kelle Lynn, carried the “Double Injustice to Women” message to fellow advocates and lawmakers at the National Day of Empathy in Lansing on March 5. Read her speech below which includes comments from Chief Justice Bridget McCormack and Prosecutor D.J. Hilson, who is the president of PAAM. In October

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Justice Thru Storytelling demands #Justice4Women

October 8, 2018 Contact:  Kelle Lynn Founder & Executive Director kellelynn07@gmail.com (832) 215-0030 As seen on NBC, NPR, Megyn Kelly Today, and Ashleigh Banfield with Headline News, a grassroots effort to change an unjust law begins Oct. 30 SPRING LAKE, Mich. – Victims of domestic violence face a double injustice when expert testimony is limited

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Domestic Violence Survivors Write Letters to Seaman In Prison

During the 14 years of my incarceration, letters from survivors of domestic abuse have arrived almost daily and now fill the footlocker in my prison cell. People from all walks of life from as far away as Singapore write to share the most private details of the domestic abuse they have endured. It’s a secret

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Welcome to Michigan! by Nancy Seaman

Welcome to Michigan. Land of 10,000 lakes, a safe haven for abusers, and a hostile environment for battered women. Michigan, a state with a Self-Defense Act which disallows the use of deadly force by a battered woman if her attacker is a spouse, former spouse, in a dating relationship, resident of the same household, or

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Seaman’s Colleague Sandra Strauss Schwartz, M.A. Ed letter to Gov. Snyder

Excerpt: While planning and teaching our Native American unit, there were a number of crafts we planned to make with the kids that required branches and sticks from trees. I remember Nancy laughing as she remarked on the abundance of twigs and branches she could bring in from her yard. She said that she did

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Poem from Nancy Seaman in Response to NBC Today Show Juror

Seaman Responds to Today Show Juror

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Nancy Seaman Letter to Megyn Kelly at NBC TODAY

Nancy Seaman Letter to Megyn Kelly.

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Seaman Letter to First Lady Sue Snyder – 2 April 2018

“I twice contacted the police but received no help. The Farmington Police Department refused to send a patrol car to my home unless I agreed to have Bob arrested; they offered no other options. Having my husband arrested for domestic violence was a shame I simply could not inflict upon my children or my career.

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Taxpayers – It’s Your Money! Keeping battered women behind bars costs big bucks!

Do you know it costs Michigan taxpayers approximately $36,000 a year for my incarceration at Women’s Huron Valley Correctional Facility? Over $500,000 of taxpayer money has been spent over the past 14 years to incarcerate me. If I remain incarcerated until death as the Parole Board intends, the total cost to taxpayers for my incarceration

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Jenny Baka Commutation Denied March 30, 2018

Hi Kelle, It is amazing to hear that the postcard campaign was a success. It is truly amazing knowing how many people out there believe in the fight for justice concerning domestic violence. I cannot begin to thank you enough for all that you do. Thank you for emailing Nels Thompson’s letter to Governor Snyder,

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