Groups Start State Clemency Project to Aid Inmates

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The National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (NACDL) and Families Against Mandatory Minimums (FAMM), are starting a State Clemency Project to recruit, train, and provide resource support to pro bono attorneys who will help state prisoners to submit petitions to have their sentences commuted. The groups said that New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo has agreed to a partnership with the initiative. The project will provide logistical support for the governor by recruiting and training volunteer lawyers.

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