Saturday, December 19, 2015

The Geography of Clemency

Apparently, the highest need for federal executive clemency is in the Southern states ... and the President's home state of Illinois. Below are the top six states where President Obama has granted clemency thus far. These six states account for well over half of the President's pardons and commutations of sentence to date:


State
Clemency Grants
Florida
43
Texas
25
Illinois
21
Virginia
19
Georgia
15
Alabama
11

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