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In Final Day of Office, President Obama Grants 330 More Commutations

In his final day in office, President Obama granted 330 more commutations, the most in a single day in U.S. history. The move – which comes just two days after the last batch of clemency – brings the total number of commutations granted by President Obama to 1715; this is well more than the past …

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President Obama Grants 273 New Commutations and Pardons

Today President Obama granted commutations to 209 individuals, and pardoned 64 more. The vast majority of these people had charges related to nonviolent drug offenses. “With today’s 209 grants of commutation, the President has now commuted the sentences of 1,385 individuals – the most grants of commutation issued by any President in this nation’s history”, Neil …

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President Obama Grants 102 More Pardons, Brings Total to 774, More than Last 11 Presidents Combined

President Obama yesterday commuted the sentences of 102 more people, the “vast majority” of which have been in prison for nonviolent drug-related offenses. This brings the total number of pardons granted by Obama to 774, more than the number of commutations issued by the last 11 presidents combined. “The vast majority of today’s grants were …

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Obama Pardons 111 More Drug Offenders, 35 Serving Life Sentences

President Obama has commuted the sentences of 111 people in federal prison over nonviolent drug crimes. 35 of these people were serving life sentences, meaning they would have died in prison if Obama didn’t grant them this pardon. The 111 commutations brings Obama’s August total to 325, the most ever in a single month. On …

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Obama Pardons Dozens More Drug Offenders, Including 20 Serving Life Sentences

On Friday, President Obama announced 42 additional grants of clemency to men and women serving years in prison under outdated and unduly harsh drug sentencing laws. 20 of these individuals were set to spend the rest of their life in prison. To date, the President has commuted the sentences of 348 individuals, 150 more than the …

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