Obama has granted 944 people clemency, more than the previous 11 presidents combined.
Obama has been commuting prisoners' sentences since 2014 as part of his long-standing effort to reform the US criminal justice system. By contrast, George W. Bush commuted the sentences of 11 inmates. Several have been people from the Quad-Cities.
"Our nation is a nation of second chances, where mistakes from the past will not deprive deserving individuals of the opportunity to rejoin society and contribute to their families and communities", White House counsel Neil Eggleston said in a statement about Obama's commutation push. Most are considered nonviolent offenders, although some were convicted of firearms charges in connection with drug crimes.
Obama isn't setting them all free right away.
With less than three months left in his administration, Obama is expected to order more commutations before he leaves the White House on January 20.
Vernon Madison, convicted in the 1985 murder of Mobile police officer Julius Schulte, was scheduled to be executed in May. Arthur was in the Decatur facility because he was convicted in the 1977 shooting death of a woman in Marion County.
Sergio Escudero has earned his maiden global call-up for La Roja , on the back of an impressive start to the season for Sevilla. Andres Iniesta and Jordi Alba also miss out on the 25-man squad through injury, as does Santi Cazorla.
They include the Lotus Assassin card, a rogue minion with stealth that regains its stealth whenever it kills an enemy. For instance, the Kabal have access to trifocals cards that work across mage, priest, and warlock decks.
On Sunday, Clinton campaigns in New Hampshire early in the day, and President Obama will do so on her behalf later. To win the White House, Trump needs to win some states that were leaning toward Hillary Clinton just last week.
If you're getting the digital version of Infinite Warfare , expect the download size to jump from 45GB to about 51GB. Starting on Saturday you can play Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare in 4K on the PS4 Pro at select Best Buy locations .
This is a team with Pac-12 championship and Rose Bowl aspirations, and they know they got away with one on Thursday. On offense, the Buffaloes have fared well against UCLA the last two seasons, rolling up 1,054 total yards.
It's not clear how many emails might be considered relevant to the probe or what significance, if any, they might have. Weiner is under investigation for allegedly sending lewd messages to an underaged girl.
A byelection will be held, and the resignation reduces May's already slender Conservative majority in the House of Commons. If Parliament considers this, the plausible course will be to order a second referendum, or a national election .
As a baseball player at MSU, Cohen helped the Bulldogs win the 1989 SEC championship and trip to the 1990 College World Series. Cohen, 50, has spent over two decades coaching college baseball and has been the head baseball coach at MSU since 2009.
And that's how Dusty Rose was born (well, figuratively speaking). "I did not know that was a color, by the way", the new dad says. "I don't know anything, but it's kind of part of the beauty of it, honestly".
Klopp hints at January signings
If something was wrong since I'm here, or will go wrong while I'm here in the future with transfers, it's my responsibility. But Klopp added: 'I will always have the final say, maybe that's the most important thing for you to know.
108-year-old Cubs fan celebrates World Series victory
Ross and the other players put their arms around each other and sang "Go Cubs Go" from the stage along with the blissed-out crowd. The parade will wind its way downtown an hour later and end in Grant Park for a rally expected to start around noon.
Devastating scenes as flaming 'Jungle' is cleared
The prefecture said 539 unaccompanied minors were being housed in heated containers at the camp pending evaluation. Stoltenberg told reporters Thursday that ships and aircraft will be deployed to help for two weeks.
Trump gains ground on Clinton as White House race tightens
Clinton has blasted Comey for taking a "vague approach" in announcing emails found on Weiner's laptop were related to her. She does not, for example, enjoy the same support among African-Americans as Obama, the first black US president.
Chelsea yet to speak with Mikel over new deal - Conte
They last won five in a row in a single season in December 2013-January 2014. "Lukaku for sure is a very good player". They expect to get the kind of results in the capital indicative of a team with top-four aspirations.
Broncos send Aqib Talib for second opinion on back
Tennessee has quietly been one of the more surprising teams in the National Football League this year, battling to a.500 record. Most people expected the Broncos to be good this season, but hardly anyone expected the kind of start the Raiders have had.
Android is as secure as the iPhone - Google
There was a lot of anticipation around the two phones, and now that they are here, the excitement is indeed widespread. It was reported last week that Google Pixel, Pixel XL shipments in the USA were delayed as demand exceeded supply.
'Rambo' Reboot on the Way
The " Rambo " franchise started in 1982 with " First Blood " based on David Morrell's novel of the same name. A new " Rambo " reboot is now being planned, but it will not have Sylvester Stallone as the lead role.
Government seeks new path for controversial oil pipeline
The message is being sent clearly for those who oppose the pipeline, with the hashtag #NoDPL rising to prominence on social media. No matter what, (Dakota Access Pipeline Guard) is going to literally endanger the lives of the Oceti Sakowin people", Roach said.
Obama says Army Corps examining Dakota oil pipeline route
Law enforcement ordered protesters get off of the bridge said if they crossed the bridge, they would be arrested for trespassing. Numerous demonstrators have been calling on Obama for more concrete support since the protests began. "We were unarmed.