Those in Prison Hope the President Will Pardon Them, Along With Turkeys
Date:  11-22-2017

For people in prison, the tradition of pardoning turkeys for Thanksgiving is difficult to watch
From the Washington Examiner:

Prison inmates and other clemency advocates are encouraging President Trump to pardon human beings alongside turkeys to celebrate Thanksgiving.

Trump will “pardon” a pair of birds Tuesday at the White House as part of an annual meat-industry event that people behind bars say is upsetting to watch.

“It is one of the greatest insults to watch the president pardon two turkeys every Thanksgiving while I and so many other people suffer for non-violent drug conspiracy cases,” said Michael Pelletier, a paralyzed Maine native with a pending clemency request. Continue reading >>>