Pardons, Commutations, and Early Release are Scarce Under Obama
Date:  11-05-2012

President has a dismal record compared to past presidents

The following article is posted with permission from Pro Publica.

Obama Has Granted Clemency More Rarely Than Any Modern President

by Dafna Linzer ProPublica, Nov. 2, 2012, 9 a.m.

A former brothel manager who helped the FBI bust a national prostitution ring. A retired sheriff who inadvertently helped a money launderer buy land. A young woman who mailed ecstasy tablets for a drug-dealing boyfriend, then worked with investigators to bring him down.

All of them and hundreds more [1] were denied pardons by President Obama, who has granted clemency at a lower rate than any modern president, a ProPublica review of pardons data shows.

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