Category: Nonprofit/Activism

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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No Help From Police – by Nancy Seaman

It was a stormy summer night in 2002, much like tonight, when a heated argument between my husband and I turned violent, leaving me battered and bruised. When Bob fell asleep in a drunken stupor, I left the house and drove to the Farmington, Michigan Police Department. I entered the building and approached a tall,

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Plea from Nancy Seaman’s son – Greg

Nancy Seaman’s son, Greg, was one week away from graduating college when he lost his father. When the police called to tell him what happened, Greg thought that his father killed his mother, then turned around and shot himself in a murder-suicide.

He knew his dad, a mechanical engineer who lost his prestigious position at work, had been mentally spiraling for a few years. The abuse against his mother had been escalating for quite some time.

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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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Former Circuit Judge Norman Lippitt Letter to Gov. Rick Snyder – Clemency for Seaman

Excerpt of letter: Dear Governor Snyder: By way of introduction, I am the Sixth Circuit judge who presided over the 1988 trial of Karen Kantzler who was convicted of second degree murder for the homicide of her abusive husband.  Since 1993, I have advocated for Ms. Kantzler’s release from prison and in December 2017, she

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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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Joanna – A Survivor’s Story of Deception & Gaslighting

Domestic abuse wears many faces: sexual, physical, emotional, verbal, financial. All are deadly. Emotional and verbal abuse leave no visible bruises, but they are nevertheless painful and damaging. This is one woman’s story about escaping such abuse. Names and some details have been changed for privacy and protection. Steven was a former military fighter pilot

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Judge Jack McDonald letter to Megyn Kelly TODAY

Excerpt As Dr. Walker expressed in her post-conviction letter to me, “Without this evidence, it was difficult, if not impossible, for the jury to come to a fair and honest verdict.” Judge Jack McDonald letter to Megyn Kelly

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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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