The Commutation Legacy of President Barack Obama: Reflections on Clemency Project 2014 —The Legal Pr

President Obama commuted the sentences of more inmates than the last 11 presidents combined. Many reformers expressed dismay at the president’s approach to clemency, but it cannot be denied that a little more than 1,000 people will be able to walk out of prison and start life anew. NACDL Executive Director Norman Reimer expresses his gratitude to the benefactors and volunteer lawyers who participated in this project to help individuals regain their freedom.