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Obama Clemency

Ryan J. Reilly

Obama Grants Clemency For Drug Offenders, Including Four Who Were Set To Die Behind Bars

HuffingtonPost.com | Ryan J. Reilly | Posted 12.18.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama commuted the sentences of eight federal drug defendants on Wednesday, including four who were set to die in feder...

Saki Knafo

Meet One Of The Thousands Of Drug Offenders Hoping Obama Will Shorten Their Prison Terms

HuffingtonPost.com | Saki Knafo | Posted 10.16.2014 | Politics

Donel Clark was working at Dallas grocery store, supporting his wife and three young sons, when he took a more lucrative job as a “cook” in a frie...

Criminal Injustice

Rep. John Conyers | Posted 07.21.2014 | Politics
Rep. John Conyers

For decades, Congress has implemented policies that distort America's criminal justice system and tip the scales of justice in favor of punishment over rehabilitation. As a matter of civil rights and basic justice, our criminal justice system must change.

2,785 Petitioners for Clemency Need All of the Mercy Obama Can Give

Megan Quattlebaum | Posted 07.15.2014 | Politics
Megan Quattlebaum

The clemency power is not an invention of an activist president but a guarantee of Article II of the United States Constitution.

Saki Knafo

'I Was Sentenced To Life In Prison -- And Then I Got A Second Chance'

HuffingtonPost.com | Saki Knafo | Posted 04.23.2014 | Politics

Last week, Stephanie George, a single mother of two, changed out of her prison khakis and into a white blouse and white slacks, then stepped outside t...

President Obama Sends Powerful Message on Draconian Drug Sentencing

Earl Ofari Hutchinson | Posted 02.19.2014 | Black Voices
Earl Ofari Hutchinson

The end result of the bloated, grotesque drug war is that the U.S., with five percent of the planet's population, has nearly 25 percent of its inmates.

WATCH: Melissa Harris-Perry Criticizes Obama By Way Of Turkey Pardon

Posted 11.25.2012 | Media

Melissa Harris-Perry criticized Obama on her Saturday MSNBC show by discussing his pardon of Cobbler the turkey for Thanksgiving. In her signature ...

Now's Really the Time for President Obama to Grant Clemency to Jonathan Pollard

Steven Kurlander | Posted 04.17.2012 | Politics
Steven Kurlander

This week, a group of Americans and Israelis are visiting South Florida and asking assistance to gain the release of Jonathan Pollard, a civilian intelligence analyst and American Jew sentenced to life in 1986 for passing classified intelligence information to Israel.

A Letter from Behind Bars on President's Day

Hamedah Hasan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Hamedah Hasan

As much as I am cheering -- even from behind prison bars -- for a reform in the federal laws, I don't want to fall through the cracks. I still have a lot of living, mothering and giving to do.