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The Huffington Post | Ron Dicker | Posted 01.18.2017 | Sports

Willie McCovey just got an intentional pass. President Barack Obama granted the San Francisco Giants’ Hall of Fame power hitter clemency for tax fra...

What My Pardon From Governor Andrew Cuomo Means To Me

Anthony Papa | Posted 01.03.2017 | New York
Anthony Papa

On Dec. 30, 2016 I received a call from Governor Andrew Cuomo's office informing me that I was just granted a pardon. My knees shook and arms got numb...

Obama Discusses Death Penalty, Racial Profiling

The Marshall Project | Paige Lavender | Posted 10.23.2015 | Politics

EmbedContent(562a3fbde4b0443bb56398cb,,Embed,html,Some({})) President Barack Obama called several aspects of the death penalty “deeply troubling” ...

Ryan J. Reilly

Obama: I'll Use Clemency Power 'More Aggressively' | Ryan J. Reilly | Posted 03.23.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama plans to grant clemency to federal offenders "more aggressively" during the remainder of his presidency, he said ...

Obama Weighs In On Israel, Iran And Clemency In Huffington Post Interview

The Huffington Post | Igor Bobic | Posted 03.21.2015 | Politics

The Huffington Post's full interview with President Barack Obama will be published Saturday afternoon. Obama makes his first public comments on the...

Saki Knafo

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

Ryan J. Reilly

Eric Holder Says Obama Still Has Time To Improve Pardon Record | Ryan J. Reilly | Posted 12.16.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- It's a bit too soon to judge President Barack Obama on his terrible pardon record, Attorney General Eric Holder told a group of African-...

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 | 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's Paltry Pardon Record Contradicts Holder's Drug War Incarceration Concern

Radley Balko | Posted 08.19.2013 | Politics
Radley Balko

If Holder and his boss truly believe that our federal prisons are populated with large numbers of people who don't deserve to be locked up, there's something they could do immediately to change that: grant those people clemency.

Arthur Delaney

'Obama's First Bold Act Of Executive Clemency' | Arthur Delaney | Posted 11.22.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- President Obama announced Monday that he had pardoned five Americans for past crimes, bringing his pardon total to just 22, a small numb...

Arthur Delaney

The Elusiveness Of Presidential Pardons | Arthur Delaney | Posted 08.03.2011 | Politics

A 1975 felony conviction and three-year prison stint ended Randy Eugene Dyer's career as a bad guy who imported drugs from Mexico and started his care...

Dan Froomkin

Obama Issues 9 Penny-Ante Pardons, First Of His Presidency | Dan Froomkin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- President Obama, who had gone nearly 700 days without using his clemency power, finally issued nine pardons on Friday afternoon to a ver...

Denied By Bush, George Ryan To Seek Clemency From Obama

Chicago Public Radio | Sam Hudzik | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Former Illinois Governor George Ryan will ask President Barack Obama to commute his 6-and-a-half-year sentence for political corrupption. That's accor...