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New criteria for clemency opens up application process for thousands of federal inmates

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Attorney General Eric Holder announced Monday that the Department of Justice will consider additional applications for clemency, which would primarily affect those convicted of nonviolent drug crimes.

Dr. Barry Krisberg is a Senior Fellow at the UC Berkeley Law School and joins Take Two to discuss how this announcement will potentially affect thousands of inmates.

 

NOTE: In the segment, Dr. Krisberg is referred to as the Director of Research and Policy and Lecturer in Residence at the Chief Justice Earl Warren Institute on Law and Social Policy. He is currently a Senior Fellow at the UC Berkeley Law School.


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