OUR MISSION

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Michigan Women’s Justice & Clemency Project works to free women prisoners who were convicted of murder but who acted in self-defense against abusers and did not receive due process or fair trials; and to conduct public education and advocacy for justice, human rights and humane alternatives to incarceration for women.

 

DEMAND FREEDOM NOW!

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For battered women prisoners who defended their lives!

• Write the parole board: PO Box 30003 Lansing MI 48909

• Write the Governor: Jennifer Granholm, PO Box 30013, Lansing MI 48909

• Write your legislators

 

DEMAND CHANGES!

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• Self Defense Law should reflect women's experience, especially battered women survivors.

• Sentencing guidelines should mitigate sentences of battered women survivors.

• Mandatory education on domestic violence should be required for all judges, prosecutors, police, parole board, correctional personnel.

• End 4 point chaining and other torture in Michigan prisons.

 

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Director: Carol Jacobsen, Professor, University of Michigan, jacobsen@umich.edu

Legal Director: Lynn D’Orio, Attorney

Founder: Susan Fair, MS