June 5, 2020
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.