Clemency: A Prisoner’s Dream—and Disillusionment
The Crime Report
February 23, 2017

“In most U.S. prisons, the possibility of clemency keeps inmates’ hopes alive. But speaking from his own experience, one prisoner says it’s often just an ‘opiate’ for the incarcerated.

“Countless Washington prisoners pray to one day star in the show.

“It is televised on the public access channel, and produced by the Board of Pardons and Parole.

“This Board recommends to the Governor whether a prisoner should receive executive clemency.  However, getting the Board’s five members to make favorable recommendations is no easy feat.”

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