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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.
PRISONER WHO GOT LIFE FOR STEALING $250 FINALLY WINS FREEDOMKATE BRIQUELETJULY 1, 2021THE DAILY BEAST
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.
HE ROBBED A TACO JOINT WITH A TOY WATER GUN FOR $264. HE GOT LIFE IN PRISON.KATE BRIQUELETMAY 31, 2021THE DAILY BEAST
The board determined his clemency application had merit in 1993, but ruled against him when he applied two years later.
HE ROBBED A TACO JOINT WITH A TOY WATER GUN FOR $264. HE GOT LIFE IN PRISON.KATE BRIQUELETMAY 31, 2021THE DAILY BEAST
Since 2012, the parole board recommended clemency three times, but Hutchinson and his predecessor Mike Beebe declined to grant it.
HE ROBBED A TACO JOINT WITH A TOY WATER GUN FOR $264. HE GOT LIFE IN PRISON.KATE BRIQUELETMAY 31, 2021THE DAILY BEAST
The Office of the Pardon Attorney is supposed to review, investigate and prepare clemency requests, which the deputy attorney general signs off on.
IT TAKES A TEAM TO FIX THE JUSTICE DEPARTMENTJENNIFER RUBINDECEMBER 27, 2020WASHINGTON POST
Reuters reported that five of the jurors from Bernard’s trial supported a clemency petition on his behalf.
BRANDON BERNARD’S EXECUTION RAISES SERIOUS QUESTIONS ABOUT EFFICACY OF DEATH PENALTYKIRSTEN WEST SAVALIDECEMBER 11, 2020ESSENCE.COM
Charlie Crist — a Republican at the time — changed the clemency rules to restore voting rights to more than 150,000 people.
IN FLORIDA, THE GUTTING OF A LANDMARK LAW LEAVES FEW FELONS LIKELY TO VOTEBY LAWRENCE MOWER AND LANGSTON TAYLOR, MIAMI HERALD AND TAMPA BAY TIMESOCTOBER 7, 2020PROPUBLICA
His mind with all its sternness ever tended to clemency, and his constitutional prudence, or measure, forbade purposeless excess.
KING ROBERT THE BRUCEA. F. MURISON
And to procure this her Majesty hath offered as much of her clemency to you, as with honour she might do to her subjects.
IRELAND UNDER THE TUDORS, VOL. II (OF 3)RICHARD BAGWELL
His highness's ministers and chiefs there tendered his submission, and solicited the clemency of the British government.
THE HISTORY OF ENGLAND IN THREE VOLUMES, VOL.III.E. FARR AND E. H. NOLAN
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WORDS RELATED TO CLEMENCY

  • benefaction
  • beneficence
  • benevolence
  • caritas
  • charity
  • clemency
  • compassion
  • compassionateness
  • favor
  • forbearance
  • generosity
  • good will
  • goodness
  • indulgence
  • kindliness
  • kindness
  • lenience
  • leniency
  • love
  • mercifulness
  • mercy
  • pardon
  • quarter
  • reprieve
  • responsiveness
  • tenderness
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