Inmate's Request To Shorten Harsh Drug Sentence Was Mishandled By U.S. Pardon Attorney, Report Finds

From ThinkProgress Fri Dec 21 2012, 10:30:35

In the wake of reports about the infrequent and discriminatory use of the presidential clemency power, the Department of Justice's watchdog agency has determined that the U.S. Pardon Attorney withheld relevant information in recommending against a shorter prison sentence for one prominent applicant. Clarence Aaron, whose triple life sentence for his ancillary role in a [...]

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