President Obama Grants Commutations of Sentence to 95 People
Date:  12-21-2015

The President also pardoned two others
In a move that he called “another step forward in upholding our ideals of justice and fairness,” President Obama commuted the sentences of 95 individuals on December 18.

Throughout his presidency Obama had been criticized by some for his dearth of commutations, but as the New York Times reports, his actions on Friday surpasses all of the commutations granted by the last six presidents combined. Read the full article here.

The White House issued the following press release:

The White House

Office of the Press Secretary

For Immediate Release

December 18, 2015

President Obama Grants Commutations and Pardons WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, President Barack Obama granted commutations of sentence to 95 individuals and pardons to two individuals.

Read the complete list here.