Obama Grants 98 Clemencies; Most Requests Are Denied

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President Obama granted 98 more commutations to federal inmates yesterday, bringing the total for this year to 688 — the most commutations ever granted by a president in a single year, reports USA Today. He has shortened the sentences of 872 inmates, more than any president since Woodrow Wilson. The actions were part of Obama's effort to rectify what he sees . . .

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