NACDL News: Clemency Project 2014 Surpasses 1,000 Submitted Clemency Petitions

In early May, the working group known as Clemency Project 2014, which was formed by NACDL, the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), Families Against Mandatory Minimums (FAMM), the American Bar Association (ABA), and the Federal Public and Community Defenders, surpassed a major milestone, submitting its 1,000th petition to the Office of the Pardon Attorney. The Project achieved this milestone on the heels of President Obama’s 58 grants on May 5, 2016 — the second group in fewer than six weeks to have their sentences commuted.