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Cyntoia Granted Clemency by Tennessee Governor After Life Sentence

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Cyntoia Brown Story : Cyntoia Granted Clemency 15 Years into Life Sentence Cyntonia Brown clemency :The heartbreaking facts of the crime for which Cyntoia Brown served 15 years of a life sentence ultimately resulted in Cyntoia granted clemency. At the Cyntoia Brown clemency hearing in 2018, the Tennessee governor heard arguments that she was only…

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Brendan Dassey of Netflix “Making a Murderer” Seeks Clemency

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Brendan Dassey from “Making a Murderer” Files a Clemency Petition Brendan Dassey of in Manitowoc County, Wisconsin captivated Netflix viewers across the nation as the subject of the popular “Making a Murderer” documentary. The documentary focuses on the controversial investigation, criminal prosecution, conviction and sentencing of Brendan Dassey and his uncle for the 2005 murder of…

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Will a Second Step Act Follow the First Step?

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Will there be a second Step act ? The question still remains if there is going to be a second step act . The First Step Act, arguably the most significant criminal justice reform bill passed in nearly ten years, was drafted in a rare showing of bipartisanship. It is expected to reduce the sentences…

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X Tennessee Governor Grants Clemency to 11 Current and Former Felons

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Bill Haslam Clemency Update : Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam ordered four sentence commutations for state prisoners and pardons for seven non-incarcerated individuals in the last two weeks of 2018. Whom did Bill haslam granted clemency ? In a news release, Haslam said the seven who were given pardons, listed below, “have made positive contributions to…

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Trump Doj news : Reformers to Trump – “Take the Federal Clemency Process Out of DOJ’s Hands”

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Trump Doj news update : When President Trump signed the First Step Act into law at the end of last year. Its bipartisan congressional support demonstrated widespread recognition that the criminal justice system is due for reform. Recognizing that the Act is limited in scope, primarily addressing sentencing for a select few offenders, a diverse…

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The Presidential Pardon Power – What is a presidential pardon ?

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The Impact of Presidential Pardon Power Presidential Pardon Power power comes from the constitution. The president may reduce a prisoner’s sentence or pardon him for any federal crimes. Some presidents use this power to help rectify injustices from outdated mandatory minimum sentence laws. It often results in faster results than waiting for Congress to change…

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Trump Manafort pardon may lead possible outrage

Pardon may lead possible Outrage Trump manafort pardon – Is it really going to happen ?While Paul Manafort, waited to be sentenced in federal court , New York politicians and prosecutors worried that president might simply issue him a trump pardon, thereby cancelling any prison time for his crimes.This trump manafort pardon is causing a…

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Tennessee Gov. Grants 23 Clemency Requests on Last Day in Office

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Tennessee pardon : On his last day in office, Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam granted executive clemency (Tennessee pardon) to 23 people. The essential purpose, Haslam said in a written statement, was to better allow people with convictions to have another chance to become contributing members of society. Tennessee Pardon : Gov. Haslam’s Position “These individuals…

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