Monday, April 21, 2014
(Washington, DC) -- The Justice Department is getting ready to overhaul the clemency process for federal drug offenders. Attorney General Eric Holder says he anticipates the move will generate thousands of applications for reduced sentences. Deputy Attorney General James Cole will unveil the new criteria later this week. President Obama has approved only 52 of the 16-hundred pardon requests to hit his desk during his first five years in office.