Tagged Prisoner Commutations


Obama issues record-breaking 214 commutations

President Obama commuted the sentences of 214 more federal inmates Wednesday, the largest single-day grant of commutations in the nation’s history. Obama has now used his constitutional clemency power to shorten the sentences of more federal inmates than any president since Calvin Coolidge. The early release of the 214 prisoners — most convicted of low-level drug offenses — is part of…

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