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  • For Families Denied Clemency Under Obama, What Now?

    By Victoria Law, Truthout | Report

    William Underwood, center, surrounded by his four children on Father's Day 1997. (Photo courtesy of Ebony Underwood)William Underwood, center, surrounded by his four children on Father's Day 1997. (Photo courtesy of Ebony Underwood)

    During the last weeks of Obama's presidency, thousands of people in federal prison were denied clemency. Given the new president's condemnation of the clemency initiative and general hostility toward prisoners, what's next for prisoners and their families?

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  • Mystery Surrounds Guantánamo Detainee's "Suicide"

    Mystery Surrounds Guantánamo Detainee's "Suicide"

    By Jeffrey S. Kaye, Truthout | News Analysis

    Guantánamo prisoner Mohammad Saleh Al Hanashi died on June 1, 2009, in an alleged "suicide." Information released under the Freedom of Information Act shows that a key computerized system for tracking prisoner actions was shut down after the body was discovered. Subsequently, other computer files also went missing, which raises serious questions.

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  • ''Trump Wants to Take an Axe to the Regulatory State'': Amit Narang on the Anti-Regulation Rule

    ''Trump Wants to Take an Axe to the Regulatory State'': Amit Narang on the Anti-Regulation Rule

    By Janine Jackson, FAIR | Interview

    As with many of his other orders, the intent of Donald Trump's executive order on regulations is unclear. It remains to be seen if it can even be implemented without tangling various agencies in knots, and equally unclear how much that matters, since the intent can be plenty destructive on its own.

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