With the new slate of pardons, Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo nearly tripled the number he had issued explicitly to stave off deportations.
Stonney Rivers spent 20 years in prison for robbery before the governor of Washington State granted him clemency in 2015. Now, he may again be sentenced to life in prison.
Based on new evidence, the governor of California pardoned Craig R. Coley, 70, who was found guilty of murdering an ex-girlfriend and her son in 1978.
Amnesties, often associated with immigration, are central to the way the U.S. legal system functions.
The president defended the timing of his pardon of the former Arizona sheriff who was convicted of his hard-line tactics against illegal immigration.
Read about how the other side thinks, with opinions from across the political spectrum on President Trump’s pardon of the former Maricopa County, Ariz., sheriff.