But the president only has the power to grant a pardon for federal crimes.
Mac Phipps’ legal team claims his conviction is flawed and requests commutation of his 30-year prison sentence.
Samantha Barnes no longer believes hip-hop artist McKinley "Mac" Phipps Jr. killed the man she planned to marry, and she's joining calls for clemency.
The musician, imprisoned for a killing he says he didn't commit, is about to see a renaissance.
A videotaped police statement released to HuffPost shows the guard admitting he shot Barron Victor Jr. in self defense.
A clemency petition is garnering support from recording artists, journalists and reformists who say Phipps was wrongfully convicted of manslaughter.
Sheila Phipps' paintings help her cope with the pain of her son being locked up for a crime she says he did not commit.
Corey Miller's latest track is intended to make people fully aware of "how the court system railroaded" him, his manager says.
A Louisiana district attorney faces mounting pressure to review the questionable murder conviction of McKinley "Mac" Phipps.
Sheila Phipps series of paintings helps her work through the pain of her son being locked up for a crime she says he did not commit.