ProPublica: Shades of Mercy





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Published on Jun 20, 2012

"How their work ended up being so secretive over time is really extraordinary."

In Presidential Pardons: Shades of Mercy, the award-winning team at ProPublica document a disturbing pattern of racial discrimination in America's presidential pardons system.

Here senior reporter Dafna Linzer gives us an overview of the pardons system — how it began, how it evolved, and how it is now failing its citizens.



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