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USDOJ Announces New Clemency Initiative

From the DOJ'S Press Release:

As part of the Justice Department’s new clemency initiative, Deputy Attorney General James M. Cole announced six criteria the department will consider when reviewing and expediting clemency applications from federal inmates.

Under the new initiative, the department will prioritize clemency applications from inmates who meet all of the following factors:

  • They are currently serving a federal sentence in prison and, by operation of law, likely would have received a substantially lower sentence if convicted of the same offense(s) today;

  • They are non-violent, low-level offenders without significant ties to large scale criminal organizations, gangs or cartels;

  • They have served at least 10 years of their prison sentence;

  • They do not have a significant criminal history;

  • They have demonstrated good conduct in prison; and

  • They have no history of violence prior to or during their current term of imprisonment.

Many inmates who were sentenced for nonviolent drug crimes may meet the above criteria. Those who do meet the above criteria may qualify for clemency and have their applications expedited. To have a case reviewed, contact us for a free consultation. We can determine if the case meets the DOJ's new criteria and complete the application if the case does meet the criteria.

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