Monday, December 7, 2015

The quantity of mercy

For all the lofty talk about federal criminal justice reform, the White House and Justice Department have failed to exercise a powerful tool for freeing prisoners who don’t pose a threat: executive clemency. For example: “Only 25 of the 531 elderly inmates who have applied for compassionate release under the new policy have received it.”

More:  http://www.washingtonpost.com/sf/national/2015/12/05/holderobama/

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