Marshall Project Originals
Connecticut Normalized Clemency. Not Anymore.
After commuting nearly 100 sentences in less than two years, the state is facing a backlash.
Don’t Expect Mass Prison Releases From Biden’s Marijuana Clemency
The president’s mass pardon may signal a shift in the federal approach to cannabis, but it won’t let anyone out of prison.
The Jerry Brown Way of Pardoning
Former inmates facing deportation place their hope in California's outgoing governor.
How Obama Disappointed on the Death Penalty
Two commutations this week was less than many had hoped for.
What Everyone Gets Wrong About Christmas Pardons
It’s not true that prisoners get released during the holidays
The Bureaucracy of Mercy
Why hasn’t President Obama freed more prisoners? Maybe that’s the wrong question.
Exclusive: Obama Calls the Death Penalty “Deeply Troubling.”
A one-on-one interview with the president.