President Obama on Tuesday commuted the bulk of Chelsea Manning’s 35-year prison sentence, which she received for providing classified information to WikiLeaks in 2010 pertaining to details of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.
President Obama now holds the record for the most clemencies issued in a year by a president after he granted 98 more commutations on Thursday.
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services paid $34.6 million in benefits to incarcerated individuals in 2013 and 2014, according to an audit from the agency’s inspector general.
President Obama granted clemency to another 102 federal inmates on Thursday.
Hillary Clinton slammed private prisons during Monday’s debate, despite lobbying for policies that have led to increased incarceration rates and receiving hundreds of thousands of dollars from private prison lobbyists this election cycle.
Iranian authorities sentenced a permanent U.S. resident who advocates for Internet freedom to 10 years in prison on espionage charges, his attorney confirmed Tuesday.
Washington, D.C.’s outgoing police chief Cathy Lanier criticized the city’s criminal justice system for failing to prevent repeat violent offenders from returning to society, citing a lack of accountability among local and federal agencies responsible for disciplining criminals.
The majority of the 13,000 Virginia felons whose voting rights were restored by Gov. Terry McAuliffe (D.) last week live in overwhelmingly Democratic areas, the Associated Press reported Monday.