commutations

President Barack Obama granted clemency to 231 individuals Monday, according to The White House.

President Obama commuted the prison sentences of 79 inmates on Tuesday, upholding his pledge to release non-violent and low-level, drug offenders, The Hill reports.

On Wednesday, President Barack Obama made history by issuing the largest number of commutations this nation has ever seen in one single day. In a move that has critics on multiple sides of the issue crying foul, Mr. Obama commuted the sentences of 214 federal inmates who were incarcerated for low-level drug offenses. President Obama’s commutation […]

President Obama made history on Wednesday by issuing the largest amount of commutations the nation has ever seen in a single day. He commuted the sentences of 214 federal inmates, many of whom were behind bars for low-level drug offenses. President Obama used these commutations as an avenue to directly combat lengthy minimum sentences. Some […]