Saturday, September 21, 2019

Tag: clemency

Tennessee Parole Board Split on Whether to...

Tennessee's six-member parole board is divided on whether to release sex trafficking victim Cyntoia Brown, who's serving a life sentence for murdering her captor...

President Obama Commutes Sentences of Another 61...

Although President Barack Obama has taken more steps to reverse mass incarceration than any of his predecessors — he is the first one to...

Undoing Mass Incarceration: 6 Million People Disenfranchised...

President Obama has made criminal justice reform and the dismantling of the prison-industrial complex his defining legacy.  But apparently, America’s system of Jim Crow...

President Obama Has Some Serious Things to...

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In New Aggressive Stance Toward Clemency, Obama...

President Obama on Tuesday commuted the sentences of 22 men and women, all drug cases and overwhelmingly men of color. The move appears to reflect...

Attorney General Holder Says Sentencing Process Used...

In the latest of Attorney General Eric Holder's continuing efforts to make the American criminal justice system more racially equitable, Holder said judges who rely...