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U.S. Justice Department Sets New Clemency Guidelines for Nonviolent Drug Offenders

U.S. Justice Department Sets New Clemency Guidelines for Nonviolent Drug Offenders Deputy Attorney General James Cole announced new clemency guidelines on 23 April. Under the new guidelines laid out by the U.S. Justice Department, thousands of drug offenders who have served at least ten years of their sentence and are nonviolent…>read more

No Comment April 24, 2014

Editorials from The New York Times and The Guardian Request Clemency for Edward Snowden

Editorials from The New York Times and The Guardian Request Clemency for Edward Snowden   The Obama administration has been urged by editorials from The Guardian and The New York Times to help Edward Snowden by offering him clemency of some type, according to a report from the Huffington Post.   Roughly seven months…>read more

No Comment January 2, 2014

Obama Commutes Sentences of Crack Cocaine Offenders

Obama Commutes Sentences of Crack Cocaine Offenders   President Obama has commuted the sentences of eight people convicted of crack cocaine offenses. He said in a statement, “Commuting the sentences of these eight Americans is an important step towards restoring the fundamental ideals of justice and fairness.”…>read more

2 Comments December 20, 2013