As His Term Winds Down President Obama is Urged to Grant Clemency to More Women
Date:  10-26-2016

The president has granted clemency to 673 people, but only 50 of them are women
From Business Insider

President Obama has commuted the sentences of 673 prisoners since taking office, but only about 50 of them have been women.

With about four months to go before Obama's term ends, time is running out to even that proportion, according to Amy Povah, a former federal inmate whose 24-year sentence was commuted by President Bill Clinton in 2000.

Povah, who recently spoke about her clemency in the documentary Incarcerating US, said it's unfathomable that so few women have been granted clemency by Obama.

"Women are not anybody I feel that society needs to be afraid of," Povah told Business Insider. "There are exceptions, but I just wasn't in there with women that I would be concerned about if they were to be released." Read more here.