Letter from Foundations on Clemency
Dec 23, 2016

Several foundations pen a letter to POTUS asking for executive clemency for individuals sentenced for non-violent drug offenses.

“Our foundations are members of the Executives’ Alliance for Boys and Men of Color, a national philanthropic network that, among other issues, advocates for effective public policy and systemic changes in our nation’s criminal justice system. We note with alarm the astronomical rates of incarceration across the nation, which disproportionately impact Black and Latino males. And we applaud the pathways to opportunity and inclusion you have created through My Brother’s Keeper, with its focus on second chances (which we have supported) and more recently through the White House’s Fair Chance Business Pledge (which we have also championed through our Ban the Box Philanthropy Challenge).

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