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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
Obama Orders 98 Prisoner Releases, Most Set Free Over a Year Obama Orders 98 Prisoner Releases, Most Set Free Over a Year

Obama Orders 98 Prisoner Releases, Most Set Free Over a Year

Justin Sink in Bloomberg Pace of commutations increases as president’s term winds down Obama’s clemency efforts provoke complaints on right and left President Barack Obama has now ordered more prisoners released early from federal penitentiaries... Read more
Jessica Jackson on Thom Hartmann - Kaine v. Pence Debates Jessica Jackson on Thom Hartmann - Kaine v. Pence Debates

Jessica Jackson on Thom Hartmann - Kaine v. Pence Debates

Tonight’s Rumble discusses all aspects of last night’s Vice Presidential debate with guests Charles Sauer, Valerie Ervin, and Angela Morabito. Thom discusses Mike Pence’s bizarre thoughts on policing in America with #cut50’s Jessica Jackson Sloan... Read more
How ALEC & the Kochs Publicly Back Criminal Justice Reform & Privately Expand Mass Incarceration How ALEC & the Kochs Publicly Back Criminal Justice Reform & Privately Expand Mass Incarceration

How ALEC & the Kochs Publicly Back Criminal Justice Reform & Privately Expand Mass Incarceration

Part of Ava DuVernay’s new documentary "13th" looks at how ALEC, the American Legislative Exchange Council, has played a central role in the expansion of the U.S. prison system. ALEC has worked with states to write legislation promoting... Read more
Harry Belafonte’s Many Rivers to Cross Festival: A ‘Woodstock’ for Social Justice Harry Belafonte’s Many Rivers to Cross Festival: A ‘Woodstock’ for Social Justice

Harry Belafonte’s Many Rivers to Cross Festival: A ‘Woodstock’ for Social Justice

The two-day inaugural music and arts festival brought together like-minded celebrities and activists—including Angela Davis, Jesse Williams, John Legend, Common and Public Enemy—to highlight issues important to the disenfranchised. BY: RONDA RACHA PENRICE Posted: October 3, 2016... Read more
TIME: Donald Trump’s Missed Opportunity on Race TIME: Donald Trump’s Missed Opportunity on Race

TIME: Donald Trump’s Missed Opportunity on Race

Maya Rhodan  @m_rhodan Sept. 27, 2016 Published in TIME Midway through the debate, Holt, who is African American, asked the candidates what they would do to improve U.S. race relations, which have been marred by... Read more
Project Empathy Tackles Criminal Justice Reform With VR Project Empathy Tackles Criminal Justice Reform With VR

Project Empathy Tackles Criminal Justice Reform With VR

BY SOPHIA STUARTSEPTEMBER 14, 2016 11:53AM ESTPC Magazine Project Empathy, a series of first-person VR tales, connects viewers with those inside the criminal justice system. Where movies provide an escape from reality, virtual reality can plunge the participant... Read more
Is There Still Time for Obama to Make Good on His Clemency Promises? Is There Still Time for Obama to Make Good on His Clemency Promises?

Is There Still Time for Obama to Make Good on His Clemency Promises?

A last-ditch attempt to accelerate the president’s initiative shows why commutations for federal offenders are so hard to procure. VANN R. NEWKIRK II // AUG 16, 2016  // THE ATLANTIC Earlier this month, President Obama... Read more
The Criminal Justice System Was A Huge Focus At The DNC. But It Can’t Stop There. The Criminal Justice System Was A Huge Focus At The DNC. But It Can’t Stop There.

The Criminal Justice System Was A Huge Focus At The DNC. But It Can’t Stop There.

For all the bipartisan support, the nation’s highest level of government has yet to act.  PHILADELPHIA ― The criminal justice system and its problems received prominent attention this week during the Democratic National Convention. Hillary Clinton vowed... Read more
 

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