Racial gap for presidential pardons

Racial gap for presidential pardons

White criminals seeking pardons over past decade have been nearly four times as likely to succeed as minorities, ProPublica finds.

Contrasting race with results

Contrasting race with results

The pardon attorney weighs many factors: financial stability, character, remorse and severity of offense. But results often diverge on racial lines.

Parsing presidential pardons

ProPublica analyzed the demographic and case information of 494 randomly selected petitioners to determine which characteristics gave petitioners a greater chance of pardon. Explore the data here.