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Al Jazeera America

Al Jazeera America
Fri, 25 Jul 2014 02:00:00 -0700

Six months after the Justice Department called on defense lawyers to help it identify and vet candidates for its clemency drive, there is concern that the federal defenders — whom the DOJ invited in as key partners — might never have been authorized ...

TheBlaze.com

TheBlaze.com
Wed, 23 Jul 2014 19:03:45 -0700

In January, the Obama Justice Department joined forces with several liberal legal groups to announce the Clemency Project 2014 to promote pro bono legal work for convicted criminals. Three months later, the administration announced what could be ...

CBS Local

ABC News
Tue, 08 Jul 2014 05:58:56 -0700

Tearful relatives appealed for clemency Tuesday for an Illinois woman they say was wrongly convicted nearly three decades ago of taking part in in a macabre kidnap-for-ransom plot in which a businessman was lured from his home and buried alive.

The Express Tribune

The Express Tribune
Thu, 24 Jul 2014 22:23:49 -0700

Pakistan appealed to Afghan President Hamid Karzai on Thursday to issue a pardon to a journalist facing a four-year jail term in Afghanistan for 'contacting terrorists'. Faizullah Khan, a reporter with ARY News, was arrested in April by Afghan security ...

The Guardian

Gainesville Times
Wed, 09 Jul 2014 15:48:25 -0700

The Georgia Board of Pardons and Paroles granted clemency Wednesday to the man convicted of a 1991 murder in Dawson County. The Parole Board commuted Waldrip's death sentence to life without parole. The decision by the five-member board means ...
 
Tulsa World
Mon, 21 Jul 2014 22:12:03 -0700

Correction: This story originally contained incorrect information on action the Pardon and Parole Board took. It has been corrected. Subscription Required. An online service is needed to view this article in its entirety. You need an online service to ...
 
WRAL.com
Sat, 19 Jul 2014 09:30:00 -0700

The Obama administration — responding to mounting concerns about decades of harsh penalties and overcrowded prisons — recently announced it will consider clemency for possibly thousands of non-violent federal inmates, most of them drug offenders.
 
KPLU News for Seattle and the Northwest
Wed, 16 Jul 2014 10:13:41 -0700

The Washington State Clemency and Pardons Board currently receives 60 to 100 petitions a year. Many are from past inmates requesting a pardon for their crime. The others are from current inmates who want to be let out early via commutation. Typically ...
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