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President Donald Trump has begun making use of some of his most sweeping, unfettered powers as president: the right to grant pardons and commutations.
Sex trafficking victim Cyntoia Brown, who was sentenced to life at 16 for killing a man who had hired her for sex, has been released from prison
Brown was granted clemency in January by then-Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam after Kim Kardashian West and other celebrities lobbied for her release.
Among those considered is Edward Gallagher, the Navy SEAL who allegedly stabbed an enemy captive and shot unarmed civilians in Iraq in 2017.
The White House highlighted the military's "broad support" of Michael Behenna, in addition to his time as a "model prisoner" at Ft. Leavenworth.
Iowa could be the next state to amend its constitution and restore voting rights to tens of thousands of ex-felons
Florida voters approved a similar amendment last year, and if Iowa follows suit, only two US states will have lifetime voting bans for all felons.
After spending 15 years in prison, a woman who murdered her abusive ex-boyfriend was granted clemency
After spending 15 years in prison, Gov Kasich commuted Thomia Hunter's sentence. In 2005, Hunter murdered her abusive ex in self-defense.
Cyntoia Brown, a trafficking victim jailed for killing a man using her for sex, was granted clemency following a social-media campaign. Here’s e...
This is the story of how Cyntoia Brown found herself behind bars and eventually gained her freedom.
Kim Kardashian West says she thinks Trump’s starting to change his mind about cracking down on drug dealers and giving them the death penalty
Kim Kardashian West, who recently helped secure the freedom of 63-year-old Alice Johnson, said she believes President Donald Trump is starting to change his attitude toward non-violent drug offenders serving lengthy prison terms.
Trump says he’s thinking ‘very seriously’ about pardoning Muhammad Ali, whose attorney says would be ‘unnecessary’
President Donald Trump said Friday he was thinking "very seriously" about pardoning the late boxer Muhammed Ali, who refused to be inducted into the army during the Vietnam War and whose conviction was overturned by the Supreme Court in 1971. Trump added he's considering pardons for "some others."
Video captures the moment Alice Johnson was freed from prison, rushing toward her family after Trump commuted her life sentence
Alice Marie Johnson, whose life sentence for nonviolent drug offenses was commuted by President Donald Trump, was released from prison Wednesday afternoon. Footage from local news crews showed Johnson racing toward her family and friends who had arrived to greet her.