We are deeply saddened to let you know that Jaimee Karroll, IPP’s Training/Curriculum/Education Director, passed away on Friday, June 14th after an extended illness. Jaimee, a true champion of restorative justice and working with incarcerated and at-risk populations, will be deeply missed by the IPP family.
If you would like to know about memorial arrangements please contact us at Info@InsightPrisonProject.org. If you would like to send a sympathy card to Jaimee's family, you are welcome to send it to the IPP office (PO Box 151642, San Rafael, CA 94915) and we will forward it on to her family.
In honor of Jaimee, IPP has established a special fund in her name that will support IPP’s work with survivors. Jaimee deeply believed in the transformative healing process that brought offenders and survivors face-to-face. To make a contribution to this fund, please visit IPP’s website (here), and note that the donation is made in Jaimee’s memory.
Jaimee was an award-winning writer and educator who was dedicated to facilitating dynamic learning experiences. She regularly developed and evaluated educational curricula for at-risk and professional audiences. As a survivor of a violent crime who worked in the prisons to interrupt cycles of violence, she was often invited to train professional and prisoner audiences about the damaging effects of child abuse and violent sexual assault. Since 2005, she had facilitated and been engaged in Victim/Offender impact dialogues in various juvenile and adult incarceration institutions throughout California. She was the Director of Training/Evaluation/Curriculum at Insight Prison Project, was a Lead Facilitator/Trainer of the Victim Offender Education Group curriculum in San Quentin State Prison, and was a mediator of severe and violent crime.
Past professional responsibilities included founding and running a national training institute, and working as a technical writer and educator in a college system that specialized in serving an at-risk population. Throughout her career as a writer, educator and administrator, she helped illuminate the problems associated with unchecked violence in families and society. Jaimee held an MA degree in Liberal Studies from Mills College. She was honored as a Hero of Forgiveness (for her work with violent offenders) at the 12th International Forgiveness Day Celebration on Sunday August 3, 2008.