clemency

crime

Why I Rejected President Obama's Clemency Offer

Arnold Ray Jones is doing time for crack, but despite getting an offer of early release from the White House, he's high on Trump.
Casey Tolan
1.19.17
The VICE Morning Bulletin

The VICE Morning Bulletin

The Electoral College confirms Trump as president-elect, German police approach truck crash as terrorist attack, President Obama grants record number of prisoners clemency, and more.
VICE Staff
12.20.16
News

The VICE Morning Bulletin

Donald Trump will travel to Mexico to meet with President Enrique Peña Nieto, President Obama grants clemency to 111 prisoners, the top ISIS strategist has been killed in Syria, and more.
VICE Staff
8.31.16
The VICE Guide to Right Now

Obama Shortened the Sentences of 95 Prisoners Today

Most of them are serving time for nonviolent drug offenses.
VICE Staff
12.18.15
News

What Federal Prisoners Are Saying About President Obama Freeing Nonviolent Drug Offenders

On Monday, President Obama commuted the sentences of 46 people, bringing his total since taking office to 89. I reached out to some old friends from inside to see if they expect a mass exodus from the prison-industrial complex.
Seth Ferranti
7.13.15
News

Indonesia Rejected Andrew Chan’s Final Appeal for Clemency

Chan's plea for clemency was rejected earlier this month. As an alleged ringleader of the Bali Nine drug smuggling ring he will now face imminent execution.
Paul Gregoire
1.23.15
Stuff

Cautious Optimism, Measured Dread

Despite all indications to the contrary, anti death penalty advocates believe there is still hope that Australian citizens Andrew Chan and Myuran Sukumaran will escape execution in Indonesia.
Paul Gregoire
1.21.15