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"Federal Official Urges Probe of ‘Abuse’ on Private Prisoner Transport," by Eli Hager and Alysia Santo, The Marshall Project, December 7, 2016.

"‘Horrific’ conditions at Florida prison languish until legislator shows up and asks why," by Mary Ellen Klas, Miami Herald, December 6, 2016.

"President Obama’s Last Chance to Show Mercy," by The Editorial Board, The New York Times, December 6, 2016.

"Locked Up for the Holidays," by Marsha Mercer, The Pew Charitable Trusts, December 5, 2016.

"Christie vetoes new limits on solitary confinement," by Salvador Rizzo,, December 5, 2016.

"Imprisoned Former CIA Officer Fights Conviction Over Leak," by Alanna Durkin Richer, Associated Press, December 4, 2016.

"Extreme Isolation Scars State Inmates," by Andy Mannix, Minneapolis Star Tribune, December 4, 2016.

"The Scourge of Racial Bias in New York State’s Prisons," by Michael Schwirtz, Michael Winerip, and Robert Gebeloff, The New York Times, December 3, 2016.

"He got life without parole for pot. And he was just denied clemency.," by Tana Ganeva, The Watch , December 2, 2016.

"Second-chance law for young criminals puts violent offenders back on D.C. streets," by Amy Brittain, Aaron C. Davis, and Steven Rich, The Washington Post, December 2, 2016.

"More Prisons Are Phasing Out the 'Box’," by Juleyka Lantigua-Williams, The Atlantic, December 1, 2016.

"The Justice Department just unveiled new prison reforms. But the Trump administration might scrap them.," by Matt Zapotosky and Sari Horwitz, The Washington Post, November 30, 2016.

"She got 24 years for her boyfriend’s meth. Even her sentencing judge supports clemency.," by Tana Ganeva, 'The Watch' Blog, November 29, 2016.

"Advocates to Obama: Commute prison sentences before it's too late," by Lydia Wheeler, The Hill, November 29, 2016.

"37 Civil Rights Groups Seek Investigation Into 'Torture' At Lewisburg Prison," by Joseph Shapiro, NPR, November 28, 2016.

"Opinion: Obama Should Pardon This Iowa Kosher-Food Executive," by Charles B. Renfrew and James H. Reynolds, The Wall Street Journal, November 27, 2016.

"Op-Ed Contributor: Mothers in Prison," by Nicholas Kristof, The New York Times, November 25, 2016.

"Argument preview: Court returns, again, to the death penalty and the intellectually disabled," by Amy Howe, SCOTUSblog, November 22, 2016.

"Sentenced to Prison, But Trapped in Jail," by Alec Hamilton, WNYC, November 22, 2016.

"After Obama Push for Clemency, Hints of Reversal Likely to Come," by Matt Apuzzo, The New York Times, November 22, 2016.

"65-year-old nonviolent offender: ‘I don’t think any of us have a chance’ under Trump," by Tana Ganeva, The Washington Post, November 22, 2016.

"As Thanksgiving Approaches, President Obama Announces 79 New Clemency Grants; Total Grants Surpass 1,000," Clemency Project 2014 News Release, November 22, 2016.

"Lancaster Lawyer Breaks Ground With Successful Clemency Petition," by Hannah Winegar, The Legal Intelligencer, November 21, 2016.

"Clemency Applicants Urge Obama to Act Before Trump Presidency Crushes Hope," by Liliana Segura, The Intercept, November 18, 2016.

"'A Broken System' Chapter 1: Epidemic Ignored," by Jaclyn Cosgrove, The Oklahoman, November 13, 2016.

"State secrets: Here’s what N.C. won’t tell you about inmates in solitary confinement," by Ames Alexander, The Charlotte Observer, November 11, 2016.

"Blog: Commuted Sentence Shows Injustice of Crack Penalties and 'Three Strikes' Provision," by Jacob Sullum,, November 7, 2016.

"What are the elections that followers of sentencing reform are (or should be) watching especially closely?," by Douglas A. Berman, Sentencing Law and Policy Blog, November 7, 2016.

"Court blocks FCC attempt to cap prison phone rates," by Jon Brodkin, Ars Technica, November 4, 2016.

"What It Feels Like When a Life Sentence Is Overturned," by James D. Walsh, New York Magazine, November 3, 2016.

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