Presidential Pardons Heavily Favor Whites

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    White criminals seeking presidential pardons over the past decade have been nearly four times as likely to succeed as minorities, a ProPublica examination has found.

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    Black prisoners have had the poorest chance of receiving the president’s ultimate act of mercy, HuffingtonPost reports.

    The review of applications for pardons is conducted almost entirely in secret, with the government releasing scant information about those it rejects.

    ProPublica’s review examined what happened after President George W. Bush decided at the beginning of his first term to rely almost entirely on the recommendations made by career lawyers in the Office of the Pardon Attorney.

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