President Biden commuted the sentences for 11 individuals serving time for nonviolent drug offenses. He also expanded pardons for the offense of simple marijuana possession and use under federal law.
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Myon Burrell's release at age 34 comes after reports uncovered major flaws in the police investigation that led to his life sentence at 17.
Fair Wayne Bryant had committed four felonies over the two decades leading up to his 1997 theft of hedge clippers. His parole follows a failed bid for the state Supreme Court to review his sentence.
The New Jersey senator sat down for NPR's interview series Off Script and was asked by an undecided voter why some residents in his hometown of Newark don't see him as "the voice" of black youth.
Browder endured nearly three years on Rikers, much of it in solitary confinement, awaiting a trial that never happened. His death by suicide in 2015 led to nationwide criminal justice reform.