pardons

rod blagojevich

Trump is "Strongly Considering" Pardoning a Corrupt Governor — Who Just Happens to Be a Former "Apprentice" Star

Rod Blagojevich, the former governor of Illinois, is serving a 14-year sentence for trying to sell a Senate seat.
Tim Marcin
8.8.19
VICE News Tonight on HBO

Meet the Man Pushing the Trump Administration to Pardon War Criminals

In the year since Marine veteran David Gurfein took over United American Patriots, it's raised and spent hundreds of thousands of dollars on legal defense.
Joshua Hersh
5.29.19
Weed

Looks Like Canada Will Pardon Small Weed Convictions

Government sources told CBC they’ll announce pardon plans the morning of legalization.
Sarah Berman
10.17.18
Views My Own

Kim Kardashian Convincing Trump to Pardon Someone Is Bad, Actually

It's insane how much celebrities are influencing Trump.
Matt Taylor
6.6.18
pardons

Trump to pardon Dinesh D'Souza, right-wing author who mocked Parkland survivors and defended Hitler

D'Souza pled guilty in 2014 to violating campaign finance laws.
Carter Sherman
5.31.18
Criminal Justice

Trump to meet with prison reform expert Kim Kardashian at the White House

Kardashian is making the case for a great-grandma doing a life sentence for a first-time drug offense.
Christianna Silva
5.30.18
presidential pardons

Donald Trump pardons Sheriff Joe Arpaio

Carter Sherman
8.25.17
law

Lots of People Deserve Pardons and None of Them Are Named Joe Arpaio

An expert told us that however you feel about the former Arizona sheriff, pardoning him is a historically strange move, and not a healthy use of presidential power.
Mike Pearl
8.25.17
crime

After 20 Years in Prison for Crack, Bobby Reed Caught a Break

A Drug War prisoner VICE met behind bars was one of the last people granted clemency by President Obama.
Allie Conti
1.19.17
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
politics

How Significant Are Obama's 1,385 Commutations?

President Obama has commuted more prison sentences during his presidency than the total number of commutations issued by the past 12 presidents combined. But when you compare the percentage of commutations to the overall prison population, his record...
Kimberly Lawson
1.18.17
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
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