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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Monday, December 19, 2016

Deputy Attorney General Sally Q. Yates Statement on the President's Recent Commutations

Deputy Attorney General Sally Q. Yates released the following statement after President Obama granted commutation of sentence to 153 individuals:

“Today, another 153 individuals were granted commutations by the President.  Over the last eight years, President Obama has given a second chance to over 1,100 inmates who have paid their debt to society.  Our work is ongoing and we look forward to additional announcements from the President before the end of his term.”

Press Release Number: 
16-1500
Updated December 19, 2016