WASHINGTON (Sputnik) — A total of 1,927 inmates were granted clemency by Former President Barack Obama, according to the report.
"Overall, Obama granted clemency to 1,927 individuals, a figure that includes 1,715 commutations and 212 pardons."
The report, based on statistics from the US Department of Justice, noted that Truman granted clemency 2,044 times.
The report excludes blanket amnesties for thousands of Vietnam-era draft dodgers, the report noted.
The two most common forms of presidential clemency are commutations, which reduce prison sentences, and pardons, which forgive past crimes, the report added.
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