Wednesday, April 16, 2014
(Washington, DC) -- The Obama administration is reviewing the clemency process. A White House spokeswoman says the President is asking the Justice Department to create more opportunities to grant commutations and pardons. The effort is aimed at addressing overpopulated federal prisons crowded with non-violent offenders. The announcement yesterday came the same day Obama shortened the sentence of a man who would have spent an extra three-and-a-half years in prison over a typographical error.