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Monday, April 21, 2014

P.O.T.U.S and A.G. Holder EXPAND Clemency for Unfair Sentences


Every little bit counts, keep pushing guys! I'm pretty sure those who have been sitting for the past 8 years or more appreciate the effort..just make sure this thing is "retroactive", it is only fair..

source:Colorlines

 Holder announced today that he has created new clemency criteria that will allow the Justice Department and Obama to consider and grant get-out-of-jail free cards to a larger field of eligible prisoners.

“The White House has indicated it wants to consider additional clemency applications, to restore a degree of justice, fairness and proportionality for deserving individuals who do not pose a threat to public safety,” said Attorney General Holder in this video message posted today. “The Justice Department is committed to recommending as many qualified applicants as possible for reduced sentences.”

Holder said he expects thousands of new applications for clemency to be submitted after this new criteria takes hold. To meet the demand, the Justice Department is bringing in extra lawyers to help review the applications.

“As a society, we pay much too high a price whenever our system fails to deliver the just outcomes necessary to deter and punish crime, to keep us safe, and to ensure that those who have paid their debts have a chance to become productive citizens,” said Holder. “Our expanded clemency application process will aid in this effort. And it will advance the aims of our innovative new Smart on Crime initiative—to strengthen the criminal justice system, promote public safety and deliver on the promise of equal justice under law.”

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