|To date, three of the clients served by CUA Law’s Innocence Project Clinic & Clemency Project have had their sentences commuted. In August, President Barack Obama granted commutation of sentences to 111 federal prisoners. One of those was Timothy L. Tyler whose application for commutation was submitted to the president by the clinic. In 2015, clients Sherman Chester and Kevin McDonald were granted commutation.
On November 14, the CUA Law/Ehrlich Partnership organized a panel discussion “Your Voice, Your Future.”Students, faculty, staff, and guests heard from The Honorable Robert L. Ehrlich, Jr., CNN political contributor Van Jones, CUA Law Professor J.P. "Sandy" Ogilvy, and Amy Pofahl (granted Presidential Clemency in 2000). Mark Hyman of Behind the Headlines moderated the event.
The panel answered questions ranging across a broad spectrum of criminal justice issues including, recidivism statistics, problems of reentry for returning citizens, the impact of “three strikes” law, and the impact on minority hiring of “ban the box” legislation.
CUA Law students and guests had the opportunity to ask panelists questions. The panel will air on WJLA NewsChannel8 later this month. Further information will be promoted on CUA Law social media accounts.
To view the Town Hall click here.