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Both the Star Tribune and MPR News quoted Professor JaneAnne Murray in articles about the recent win of the Clemency Project Clinic, which successfully petitioned for resentencing on behalf of a…

As reported by KMSP, earlier this week, Megan Cater, a client of the Law School's Clemency Clinic, was the first to be resentenced under legislation passed last year by the Minnesota legislature narrowing the…

As the Star Tribune reports today, the Minnesota Department of Corrections (DOC) has finally agreed to drop its opposition to a lawsuit filed by Prof. Murray's Clemency Clinic on behalf of those…

Minnesota Law’s Clemency Clinic was mentioned as one of three plaintiffs that sued the Minnesota Department of Corrections over the possible reincarceration of inmates who were on conditional…

Professor JaneAnne Murray was quoted in an ACLU-Minnesota press release about the Minnesota Department of Corrections agreeing to not force ACLU-MN clients who are at high risk of COVID-19 and were granted a…

The Star Tribune published an op-ed by Buchanan Waller '23 on the Norwegian penal model.  Entitled "Prison doesn't mean torture in Norway," it addressed the recent prisoner sit-down…

At a hearing held on August 23, the Chair of the US Sentencing Commission quoted Professor JaneAnne Murray’s letter to the Commission on the issue of making certain criminal history amendments retroactive.  …

On June 28, 2023, the U.S. Sentencing Commission posted a selection of the comments it received on its proposal to make certain criminal history amendments to the sentencing guidelines retroactive. Its posting…

The Star Tribune published a lengthy article describing the case of Carlos D., a teenager convicted of murder at the age of 14 during a botched drug deal.  Housed in a segregated unit of an adult facility since…

A New Yorker Magazine article addressing second chances for incarcerated individuals quoted a paper that was lead-authored by Professor JaneAnne Murray, Director of the Law School's Clemency Project.  The New…

As reported in the Star Tribune, on Monday this week, Judge Mark Ireland in Ramsey County denied the state Department of Corrections' (DOC) request to return to prison several people previously released on…

Prof. JaneAnne Murray, Director of the Law School's Clemency Project, participated in a webinar with the U.S. Pardon Attorney, Liz Oyer, addressing the significance and potential impact of President Biden's…