clemency

G-Dep has filed for clemency with the state of New York, and he has some striking support from the prosecutor in his 2012 case. David Drucker, the former Manhattan assistant district attorney, wrote a letter of support for G-Dep to be freed. Notably, the judge who presided over the case also submitted a letter of support.

One of Rap’s most notorious executives is trying to work his political connections to regain his freedom. Jimmy “Henchman” Rosemond’s team alleges Donald Trump promised him a pardon last year.

Hip-Hop is once again fighting the good fight. The decriminalization of marijuana is gaining popularity and some noted rappers are asking for clemency for Ralo.

Supporters of Cyntoia Brown have been rallying on her behalf to see that she have her life sentence for murder commuted, considering Brown says she was a victim of sex trafficking.  With the news that Brown will soon see Freedom, many on Twitter are reacting to the news.

What was supposed to be an unprecedented move to reduce mass incarceration isn’t going as well as originally planned. President Obama announced a clemency bid for thousands of non-violent offenders, but less than 200 prisoners have had their sentences commuted thus far.

President Obama is taking a major step to against the country’s mass incarceration epidemic. The White House has announced a plan to commute sentences for what could end up being thousands of federal non-violent offenders.