Building on the President’s efforts to make our criminal justice system more fair by granting clemency to men and women sentenced under outdated sentencing rules, the briefing brings together academics, advocates and Administration officials seeking to remove obstacles to successful reentry. The briefing provides a collaborative environment to discuss and share ideas on the President’s clemency initiative and ways to improve paths to reentry.
The White House hosts a convening on Women and the Criminal Justice System. In honor of Women’s History Month and in the lead up to the United State of Women Summit, this event brings together justice-involved women and girls, family members of incarcerated individuals, women serving in law enforcement and other leading advocates for a more equitable and effective justice system, March 30, 2016.
Today, the President announced 61 new grants of commutation to individuals serving years in prison under outdated and unduly harsh sentencing laws. President Barack Obama ate lunch with formerly incarcerated individuals who have received commutations, and delivered remarks at Busboys and Poets in Washington, D.C., March 30, 2016.