FAST FIVE: How US Presidents Rank For Clemency

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How US Presidents Rank For Clemency Tyler Durden Fri, 11/27/2020 – 23:30 President Trump has granted a pardon to his former national security advisor Michael Flynn in a rare act of clemency.

You will find more infographics at Statista As one of the final acts of his eight years in office, President Obama announced that he was commuting the sentences of 330 prisoners, most of whom had been serving time for minor drug offences.

Just before his second term ended, the White House announced that Obama had granted more commutations than any president in US history.

In terms of total executive clemency actions, Obama granted the most since Harry S.

These are different to pardons, which are usually granted after a person has served their time, a forgiveness gesture which also restores somebody's rights (which a commutation does not do).

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