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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 his sentencing,…

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 Yorker article…

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 conditional medical…

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 recent blanket…

On November 15, 2022, Professor JaneAnne Murray, director of the Law School's Clemency Project, presented a CLE program at the Law School to launch the Minnesota State Clemency Project, a program of the Minnesota Association…

On October 21, 2022, the Star Tribune reported on a victory for the Law School's clemency clinic, run by Prof. JaneAnne Murray.  In August of this year, the Clinic, working with the ACLU and the LAMP clinic at Mitchell-Hamline…

The Star Tribune reports that in light of the TRO won by the Law School's Clemency Clinic, Mitchell-Hamline's LAMP Clinic and the ACLU  earlier this week, the Department of Corrections is backing off its plan to reincarcerate 18…

On August 9, 2022, the Law School's Clemency Clinic, run by Professor JaneAnne Murray, filed a class action suit with the ACLU and Mitchell-Hamline's LAMP Clinic on behalf of the 15 prisoners currently on medical release due to…

The Law School's Clemency Clinic, run by Professor JaneAnne Murray, has filed a class action suit with the ACLU and Mitchell-Hamline's LAMP Clinic to halt the plan of the Minnesota Department of Corrections to return to prison…

On July 27, 2022, the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers released a recording of an interview of the recently-appointed U.S. Pardon Attorney, Elizabeth Oyer, by Professor JaneAnne Murray, director of the School's…

Over two days, March 3 and March 8, 2022, the Minnesota House Public Safety and Criminal Justice Reform Finance and Policy Committee held informational hearings on a bill spearheaded by the Law School's Clemency Project, sponsored…

On February 18, 2022, Professor JaneAnne Murray, Director of the Law School's Clemency Project, participated in a panel on federal clemency petitions and compassionate release motions as part of the Second Chances Symposium…