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June 2016 , Page 16 

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

By Ivan J. Dominguez and Ezra Dunkle-Polier

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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.

“I could not be more proud of our volunteer lawyers for their incredible work in surpassing 1,000 submitted petitions, 120 of which have been acted upon by the Office of the Pardon Attorney,” said Cynthia W. Roseberry, project manager for Clemency Project 2014. “These worthy petitions have undergone a careful, detailed review by top-notch lawyers, and each has been determined to appear to meet the criteria laid out by the Department of Justice. Ca

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