Marshall Project Originals
The Man Who Ran Obama's Clemency Machine
“He felt strongly that this was a gift, and the gift had to be earned.”
Obama Commutes the Sentences of 61 Federal Prisoners
An attempt to further level out crack cocaine sentencing disparities.
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.
Obama’s Final 500 Days
People from across the political spectrum suggest criminal justice reforms the president should enact during his remaining time in office.