June 22, 2016 News

Criminal Justice Policy Program Directors Join National Coalition of Advocates and Scholars Urging President Obama to Accelerate the Pace of Clemency Grants

The Criminal Justice Policy Program’s directors and a broad coalition of criminal justice experts submitted a letter to President Obama urging him to expand the administration’s clemency process.

The Criminal Justice Policy Program has been actively engaged in helping to ensure that President Obama’s clemency initiative results in meaningful relief to individuals serving unnecessarily long federal sentences.  As part of that work, the program’s leadership and other criminal justice experts signed a letter to the President urging him expand the scope of the administration’s clemency efforts.

Read the letter here, and check out selected media coverage of the letter here and here, and here.