Pardons are among the most powerful tools a president has. While pardons can be politically motivated, drawing criticism, they can also change lives. Reveal’s Michael Schiller shares what the Center for Investigative Reporting has been learning about the backlog of applications at the Pardon Attorney’s office, focusing on the story of one man who got a second chance.
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