In 1992, Norman Brown was convicted on six counts for the distribution of cocaine. In accordance with mandatory minimum sentencing guidelines, the 22-year-old received three consecutive life sentences without the possibility of parole. In July 2015, after nearly 25 years…
By Dave Berndtson
The White House said this was the greatest number of individual clemencies in a single day by any president.
By Kevin Freking, Associated Press
The Justice Department announced it would expand the criteria used to decide which drug offenders are eligible for presidential clemency. Hundreds, if not thousands, could qualify for suspended sentences. Jeffrey Brown examines the new guidelines with Vanita Gupta of the…
By PBS NewsHour
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