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Former Oakland County Circuit Judge John J. McDonald of Farmington Hills, MI advocates to Governor Snyder on behalf of releasing Nancy Seaman from prison.

Carol Jacobsen, University of Michigan Professor and Executive Director of Women’s Justice & Clemency Project, gives Michigan statistics on domestic violence.

Patricia Hardy, former mayor of Bloomfield Hills and Women’s Commissioner, advocates to Governor Snyder to release Nancy Seaman.

Nels Thompson, former Michigan Department of Corrections psychologist, developed a domestic violence program for women in prison and advocates for women he believes should be released from prison.

Former Oakland County Circuit Judge Norman Lippitt of Birmingham, MI advocates to Governor Snyder and the Michigan Parole Board for the release of a woman, Karen Kantzler, he sentenced to prison in 1988.  He later realized she was a victim of domestic violence.

Former Oakland County, Michigan Circuit Judge Barry Howard, successor judge to Norman Lippitt, advocates for the release of Karen Kantzler from prison.

In this powerful one-minute video, Nels Thompson explains to Michigan Governor Snyder and the Michigan Parole Board why Karen Kantzler should be released from prison.

In this powerful three-minute video, Nels Thompson explains to Michigan Governor Snyder and the Michigan Parole Board that Nancy Seaman didn’t premeditate to murder her husband, she premeditated how to leave him safely.

Muskegon County Prosecuting Attorney D.J. Hilson describes the dynamics of working with battered women in the courts, why it’s necessary for the courts to have a solid relationship with women’s shelters, why experts are needed in court to help educate jurors about Battered Women’s Syndrome, and the victory of watching women successfully leave their abusers.

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. Judge John McDonald, who oversaw Nancy Seaman’s trial, Kelly Lynn, an advocate who started a letter campaign to Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder, and Nels Thompson, a retired prison psychologist who treated Seaman behind bars, discuss the case on Megyn Kelly TODAY.