Friday, January 31, 2014

2013. Record Breaking Year for Clemency Applications

The Obama administration has, once again, "made history," by receiving a record number of applications for federal executive clemency (pardons and commutations of sentence). Unfortunately - for the applicants - the Obama administration is among the least merciful in history.

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As noted, in a previous post, these numbers include a record number of applications for commutation of sentence - the Department of Justice only having data for such back to 1967:

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