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NACDL News: Clemency Project 2014 Welcomes Commutation of 95 Federal Prison Sentences

By Ivan J. Dominguez and Ezra Dunkle-Polier

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In his first clemency grants since July, President Barack Obama commuted the sentences of 95 prisoners on Dec. 18, 27 of whom were applicants whose petitions were supported by Clemency Project 2014.

“While it is my hope that President Obama will increase the use of his clemency power going forward, one can only be happy for each and every one of [the] grantees and their loved ones,” said Cynthia W. Roseberry, project manager for Clemency Project 2014.

“Clemency Project 2014’s unprecedented army of volunteer lawyers has been steadfast in its efforts to meet the Project’s commitment to ensure that every applicant who appears to meet the criteria has a volunteer lawyer to prepare and submit a timely clemency petition. We are determined to do our part to make clemency a cornerstone of the Obama legacy.”

“We take President Obama at his word that there is no ceiling on the number of commutations he will grant before leaving office. And so while we are grateful for every

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