Marshall Project Originals
Trump’s Pardons Show The Process Has Always Been Broken
Donald Trump’s volatile approach to granting clemency epitomizes a system that many have long hoped to change.
The Jerry Brown Way of Pardoning
Former inmates facing deportation place their hope in California's outgoing governor.
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.