WASHINGTON — Atty. Gen.
To prepare for the expected flood of petitions, the Justice Department is planning to assign dozens of new lawyers to its small pardon attorney's office, Holder said.
Holder made the announcement in his weekly video message, a relatively new feature apparently designed to get the attorney general additional news exposure.
In 2010 President
In December, Obama commuted the sentences of eight such people, but some advocates said that there are 7,000 more prisoners in the same situation.