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Obama’s potential clemency push: A temporary solution for a long-term issue

Obama’s potential clemency push: A temporary solution for a long-term issue

Danielle Harris

July 9, 2015

President Obama promised to use clemency power “more aggressively” during the remainder of his time in office, and will likely make true on that promise within the next few weeks. The president is expected to issue orders releasing dozens of nonviolent drug offenders from federal prison by the end of the month. If he does so, he will commute more sentences than...

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