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Carol Jacobsen on COVID-19 and Incarceration for Mother Jones

Carol Jacobsen
Carol Jacosen 

Carol Jacob­sen was quoted in Mother Jones in an arti­cle enti­tled They Suf­fered Years of Abuse. Now They’re Trapped Behind Bars in a Pan­demic ” by Natalie Schreyer. 

Jacob­sen is a Pro­fes­sor at the Penny W. Stamps School of Art & Design, an artist, and the Direc­tor of the Michi­gan Women’s Jus­tice and Clemency Project

The arti­cle reports on coro­n­avirus deaths of women in fed­eral cus­tody, includ­ing Susan Far­rell, the first female pris­oner to die from COVID-19 in Michi­gan at the Women’s Huron Val­ley Cor­rec­tional Facility.

Had [Sny­der] com­muted Susan’s sen­tence, she would likely be alive today, in my opin­ion,” says Carol Jacob­sen, direc­tor of the Michi­gan Women’s Jus­tice and Clemency Project, which works to free female pris­on­ers con­victed of mur­der for defend­ing them­selves against abusers.

They Suf­fered Years of Abuse. Now They’re Trapped Behind Bars in a Pan­demic. | moth​er​jones​.com

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