Today's scheduled execution is getting attention because she's trans. But the bigger story here is how she was sentenced to die.
Brown: “The state should not be in the business of executing people.”
Biden's Marijuana Pardons Did Not Free a Single Federal Prisoner or Deliver the Expungement He Promised
A protest at the White House calls attention to the thousands of federal cannabis offenders who remain incarcerated.
Biden Begins Using Clemency To Ameliorate the Damage Done by the Draconian Drug Policies He Long Supported
The 75 commutations announced today, while impressive compared to the pitiful records of previous presidents, pale beside a huge backlog of petitions.
Colorado Gov. Polis Commutes 110-Year Sentence for Trucker in Deadly Crash, Pardons Hundreds of Marijuana Convictions
Rogel Aguilera-Mederos faced harsh punishment under the state’s mandatory minimum sentences for insisting on the right to a trial.
A new bill would transfer the review of petitions from the Justice Department to a presidentially appointed board.
The annual photo op takes on cruel undertones as drug offenders continue to suffer under harsh federal prison sentences.
In exchange, Jones shall “never again be eligible to apply for, be considered for, or receive any additional commutation, pardon, or parole.”
Only Biden or Congress Can Prevent 4,000 Inmates From Being Forced Back Into Federal Prison Post-COVID
The CARES Act allowed home release of nonviolent inmates during the pandemic. But after it's over, many will have to go back unless their sentences are commuted.
The Biden Administration's Obfuscation on Using Clemency To Free Pot Prisoners Is Not a Hopeful Sign
Press Secretary Jen Psaki repeatedly tried to muddy the issue by changing the subject to reclassifying marijuana.
The Board of Pardons recommended Bruce Norris’ release. A signature didn’t come in time.
The controversy over Trump’s pardons and commutations highlights longstanding problems with clemency.
The president's final batch of clemency actions includes commutations for dozens of nonviolent drug offenders.
Full pardons were given to the four contractors convicted of murdering Iraqis in a firefight in Baghdad.
Bill Barr and Donald Trump spend the end of their terms executing prisoners.
Shifting the process from the Justice Department to the White House can help eliminate bureaucracy and meddling from prosecutors.
The jury said they would have given Jimmy Meders life in prison without parole had it been available.
While the president's mercy might be self-serving, it's not necessarily wrong.
Another round of commutations announced, but one will dominate the news.
Given the administration's treatment of whistleblowers, this would be a big deal.