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Whites are 4 times as likely to receive a pardon as minorities

 But new law clinic could spur reforms.

For years, lawyers, faith-based groups and students have helped file petitions for inmates seeking to cut short lengthy prison sentences. But there have been no comparable resources for felons who sought pardons after serving their time.

That may soon change. In response to stories published in December by ProPublica and The Washington Post, former Maryland Gov. Robert L. Ehrlich (R) plans to launch the nation’s first law school clinic and training program devoted to pardons.”