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As we reported, Kaestel’s bid for clemency won the support of high-profile activists including CNN commentator Van Jones, former actress Rose McGowan and music industry executive Jason Flom—all who told us Kaestel’s punishment was unusually severe.

Since 2012, the parole board recommended clemency three times, but Hutchinson and his predecessor Mike Beebe declined to grant it.

The board determined his clemency application had merit in 1993, but ruled against him when he applied two years later.

Under Arkansas state law, adults sentenced to life are ineligible for parole unless their sentence is commuted to a term of years by executive clemency.

The Office of the Pardon Attorney is supposed to review, investigate and prepare clemency requests, which the deputy attorney general signs off on.

Harris was sentenced to 15 years in prison in Bedford, N.Y., but was granted clemency in 1993 by Gov. Mario Cuomo.

“Surely those who wish to be seen as a state will act in a statesmanlike way by showing mercy and providing clemency,” she said.

Those who have such views are of course entitled to continue to have them, but the clemency grant has nothing to do with that.

The Justice Department wants lawyers to help non-violent drug offenders get clemency to leave jail.

No less than the New York Times has called for clemency on his behalf, insisting that he has “done his country a great service.”

His mind with all its sternness ever tended to clemency, and his constitutional prudence, or measure, forbade purposeless excess.

And to procure this her Majesty hath offered as much of her clemency to you, as with honour she might do to her subjects.

His highness's ministers and chiefs there tendered his submission, and solicited the clemency of the British government.

When, once more, there was silence, Galaima dropped upon one knee and begged for clemency for himself and friends.

There was nothing to do but wait upon the clemency—the mercy of Captain Goritz.


On this page you'll find 46 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to clemency, such as: compassion, indulgence, leniency, mercy, charity, and endurance.

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