Clemency Project Applauds Commutation of 46 Federal Prison Sentences

Jay Leiderman
By: Jay Leiderman
July 22 2015

National Lawyer’s Guild News Release

Clemency Project 2014 Applauds Commutation of 46 Federal Prison Sentences (“‘It’s heartening to see President Obama using his constitutional clemency powers for the good of nonviolent federal prisoners who received excessively long sentences,’ said Cynthia Roseberry, director of Clemency Project 2014. ‘Yet, many non-violent prisoners are still serving unduly harsh prison terms based on repudiated laws and policies. That means we have quite a bit of work ahead, as do the Office of the Pardon Attorney, the Deputy Attorney General, and the White House. This is an all-hands-on-deck situation.’ ‘We are delighted to see a more than doubling of the number of commutations granted since the last time President Obama issued grants in March. We are optimistic that over the next 18 months, those numbers will continue to grow,’ said Theodore Simon, President of the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, a partner organization in Clemency Project 2014.”)