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Ariel Edwards-Levy

Many Americans Say Drug Sentencing Is Too Harsh

HuffingtonPost.com | Ariel Edwards-Levy | Posted 04.07.2015 | Politics

Americans are generally supportive of President Barack Obama's recent decision to commute the sentences of 22 prisoners serving long prison terms for ...

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...

Let's Talk Turkey About Obama's Presidential Pardon Record

Adam Banner | Posted 02.04.2014 | Crime
Adam Banner

Despite President Obama's turkey pardon speech urging "compassion for those in need," his presidency has been marked by a dearth of compassion and mercy for those serving long sentences for minor drug crimes.

Ryan J. Reilly

Obama Has Pardoned Almost As Many Turkeys As Drug Offenders

HuffingtonPost.com | Ryan J. Reilly | Posted 11.27.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- When President Barack Obama pardons two overweight turkeys named Carmel and Popcorn during a ceremony at the White House on Wednesday, t...

Obama Issues Multiple Pardons For Marijuana-Related Sentences

AP | Posted 11.22.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama on Monday pardoned five people convicted of charges ranging from intent to distribute marijuana to running an ill...