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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
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
 

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