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What is Battered Woman Syndrome? And can it be a defense for murder?

Advocates say that Michigan women who killed their romantic partners after years of domestic violence often don't get fair trials because a 1995 state Supreme Court ruling, People v. Christel, limits Battered Woman Syndrome testimony.

Who gets clemency in Michigan? Here’s a look at who got out

For those serving life sentences without the possibility of parole, the only hope of living outside the bounds of a prison cell is often that the 10-member Michigan Parole Board will show them mercy and make a recommendation to the governor to grant a commutation.

5 Michigan women lifers want clemency. Will Gov. Rick Snyder grant it?

She was acting out of fear, she told the Michigan Parole Board. If she ran, if she tried to tell police what Goodyear had done, she was convinced he'd kill her.

Michigan spending one-fifth of its general fund budget on prisoners

It cost the state — and by extension, taxpayers — an average of $36,106 to incarcerate a single person in Michigan in 2017.

You can buy a new Ford Explorer for that, according to Kelley Blue Book.

‘We can make a difference’

Nancy Seaman, a battered woman imprisoned for killing her husband in self-defense, remotely shared her story with a crowd who listened intently 174 miles away.

Justice Thru Storytelling event next week in Spring Lake

“When women who are being threatened and terrorized in their own home are then treated unfairly and with great disparity in the criminal justice system, they suffer a double injustice."

Justice Thru Storytelling demands #Justice4Women

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

Headline News with Ashleigh Banfield

Seaman murder case back in spotlight

Nancy Seaman was on trial for killing her husband in 2005, but she said she was suffering from abuse for decades.

Was Michigan Wife And Mother Guilty Of Murdering Her Husband?

Megyn Kelly TODAY | Nancy Seaman has been behind bars for 14 years for the murder of her husband, Robert, but there is a dispute about whether the crime was premeditated.

Demand Justice

The goal of this campaign is to convince our legislators in the state of Michigan to change People v Christel to model the California law in order to bring #Justice4Women.

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