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Monday, April 21, 2014

"Is Prez Obama likely to grant clemency to "hundreds, perhaps thousands" of imprisoned drug offenders?"

Doug Berman at Sentencing Law & Policy has this post excerpting an article from Yahoo News. From the excerpt:

Now, in his final years in office, Obama has trained his sights on prisoners like Scrivner, and wants to use his previously dormant pardon power as part of a larger strategy to restore fairness to the criminal-justice system. A senior administration official tells Yahoo News the president could grant clemency to "hundreds, perhaps thousands" of people locked up for nonviolent drug crimes by the time he leaves office — a stunning number that hasn't been seen since Gerald Ford extended amnesty to Vietnam draft dodgers in the 1970s.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/crimprof_blog/2014/04/is-prez-obama-likely-to-grant-clemency-to-hundreds-perhaps-thousands-of-imprisoned-drug-offenders.html

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