Between 2012 and 2017, President Obama commuted the sentences of 1,715 men & women locked in federal prison. The Decarceration Collective’s lawyers proudly represented six men – sentenced to life in prison – who received Presidential mercy. They spent a collective 147 years banished from society. These are their stories of life after clemency.

Reynolds Wintersmith, Jr.
Reynolds Wintersmith, Jr. – Life Sentence; 20 years served
Alton Mills
Alton Mills – Life Sentence; 22 years served
Tyrie Bell
Tyrie Bell – 30 years plus 50 years; 17 years served
Ismael Rosa
Ismael Rosa – Life Sentence; 23 years served