William Otis

Georgetown Law

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Adjunct professor at Georgetown Law; former advisor to the Drug Enforcement Agency; former assistant US attorney

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The White House announced a new initiative to expand the President’s use of clemency, particularly for prisoners serving long mandatory sentences for nonviolent drug crimes.

Clemency

The White House announced a new initiative to expand the President’s use of clemency, particularly for prisoners serving long mandatory sentences for nonviolent drug crimes.

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