Inmates ask Trump to pardon people alongside turkeys
Washington Examiner
November 20, 2017

“Prison inmates and other clemency advocates are encouraging President Trump to pardon human beings alongside turkeys to celebrate Thanksgiving. Trump will ‘pardon’ a pair of birds Tuesday at the White House as part of an annual meat-industry event that people behind bars say is upsetting to watch.

“’It is one of the greatest insults to watch the president pardon two turkeys every Thanksgiving while I and so many other people suffer for non-violent drug conspiracy cases,’ said Michael Pelletier, a paralyzed Maine native with a pending clemency request.”


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