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  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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Source: Pro Publica