Penelope jackson

Should we forgive Penelope Jackson?

The most poignant detail, I think, about the story of Penelope Jackson – jailed for 18 years for stabbing her husband to death – was the reaction of her late husband’s younger brother Alan. He said he intended to visit her in prison:  ‘I want to say to her, ‘What you’ve gone through I can quite imagine. I know what he was like towards me and my wife. You’re not on your own’.’  Alan Jackson was estranged from his brother – whom he described as an ‘arrogant bully’ – and said:  ‘No one deserves to die the way he did but I can believe Penny would have been pushed to