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What the President Should Do: Federal Pardons

In his final year in office, the president should make it a goal to commute the sentences of those nonviolent prisoners serving life without parole, provided that they have continued to live a nonviolent life in prison.

“What the President Should Do” is a new series by the Cato Institute discussing what President Obama can do using executive authority his final year in office to make the U.S. a freer and happier place.

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Produced by Caleb O. Brown, Cory Cooper, and Tess Terrible.

Trevor Burrus

Research Fellow, Robert A. Levy Center for Constitutional Studies