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#cut50 Statement on President Obama's Final Clemency Announcement #cut50 Statement on President Obama's Final Clemency Announcement

#cut50 Statement on President Obama's Final Clemency Announcement

Statement from #cut50 National Director Jessica Jackson Sloan: “With this last act of mercy, President Obama has closed out a historic effort to restore some balance and fairness to a federal prison system that has... Read more
Van Jones Wants You To Eat This Bread Van Jones Wants You To Eat This Bread

Van Jones Wants You To Eat This Bread

RONNIE Elrod is certain the second time’s the charm. After serving 18 months in prison in 1986, Elrod thought he learned his lesson. But six years after his release, Elrod found himself in a familiar place:... Read more
San Francisco holds 1st-of its kind business summit on hiring former prisoners San Francisco holds 1st-of its kind business summit on hiring former prisoners

San Francisco holds 1st-of its kind business summit on hiring former prisoners

SAN FRANCISCO (BCN)— A first-of-its-kind summit in California is being held in San Francisco today to help businesses give convicts a chance at employment after they are released from prison or jail, organizers said.   The Second... Read more
Obama made progress on criminal justice reform. Will it survive the next president? Obama made progress on criminal justice reform. Will it survive the next president?

Obama made progress on criminal justice reform. Will it survive the next president?

Jamiles Lartey in The Guardian     Barack Obama speaks as he tours the El Reno federal correctional institution in El Reno, Oklahoma, the first visit to a federal prison by a sitting US president. Photograph:... Read more
Obama crosses the 1,000-mark on commutations he's granted Obama crosses the 1,000-mark on commutations he's granted

Obama crosses the 1,000-mark on commutations he's granted

By SARAH WHEATON in POLITICO 11/22/16 03:10 PM EST President Barack Obama offered a new batch of commutations on Tuesday, passing the 1,000 mark for his presidency. For advocates of criminal justice reform, Obama’s efforts to lighten... Read more
VICE News: Families of Inmates Beg Obama for Clemency in DC VICE News: Families of Inmates Beg Obama for Clemency in DC

VICE News: Families of Inmates Beg Obama for Clemency in DC

By Vice News on Nov 16, 2016 Watch the video on VICE.com    Families of inmates with pending clemency petitions gathered for a candlelight vigil outside the White House on Monday night to urge President Obama to... Read more
Read These Family Members of Current Inmates Urging Obama to Expand Clemency Read These Family Members of Current Inmates Urging Obama to Expand Clemency

Read These Family Members of Current Inmates Urging Obama to Expand Clemency

With time running out on the Obama White House, activists and family members of current inmates fear the door on clemency is about to slam shut. C.J. Ciaramella|Nov. 17, 2016 on Reason.com   In the... Read more
Obama commutes sentences for 72 inmates Obama commutes sentences for 72 inmates

Obama commutes sentences for 72 inmates

By Jordan Fabian - 11/04/16 - The Hill President Obama on Friday commuted the sentences of 72 inmates, the latest sign he is accelerating his clemency push during his final months in office. It was the second time... Read more
Thousands await decision from Obama on clemency Thousands await decision from Obama on clemency

Thousands await decision from Obama on clemency

By Lydia Wheeler - 11/02/16 - The Hill With each passing day, Alice Johnson gets a little more nervous. The 61-year-old mother of four and now grandmother has petitioned President Obama for clemency after spending the last 20... Read more
Barack Obama Just Cut The Sentences Of 98 Drug Offenders. Dozens Would Have Died Behind Bars. Barack Obama Just Cut The Sentences Of 98 Drug Offenders. Dozens Would Have Died Behind Bars.

Barack Obama Just Cut The Sentences Of 98 Drug Offenders. Dozens Would Have Died Behind Bars.

Obama’s clemency total now stands at 872. Ryan J. Reilly Senior Justice Reporter, The Huffington Post  WASHINGTON ― President Barack Obama commuted the sentences of 98 federal prisoners on Thursday, meaning he has shortened the sentences of... Read more
 

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