U.S. President Barack Obama recently used the twilight of his tenure to again grant clemency to almost 60 non-violent drug offenders.
With those commutations, Obama has now reduced the sentences of 300 federal prisoners in order to secure their release, more than the last six presidents combined.
He has been more reluctant, however, in dishing out the full Monty, as in outright pardons of crimes committed, which is a powerful right granted to all U.S. presidents.
According to the Wall Street Journal, Obama has pardoned just 70 individuals during his almost eight years in the Oval Office, well below the number of pardons granted by the most recent presidents.
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