Clemency

clemency
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Justice Department -- Office of the Pardon Attorney; Rules Governing Petitions for Executive Clemency, Victim Notification and Comment2000-Sep-2800-24750This rule amends the existing regulations on executive clemency to codify the Attorney General's practice of providing notice to the victims of the crime when an offender convicted of a federal felony files a petition for executive clemency. Under these procedures, the Department will invite victims to submit comments, if they wish to do so, and inform them of the President's final decision on the clemency request. The rule also defines the term ``victim'' for purposes of such notifications, and lists criteria considered in determining in what circumstances such victim notification is warranted.
Justice Department -- Rules Governing Petitions for Executive Clemency: Capital Cases2000-Aug-0800-19973This rule supplements the existing regulations on executive clemency to provide specific procedures to be used in seeking clemency by persons sentenced to death by a United States District Court for an offense against the United States. This rule sets forth a deadline for filing a clemency request in a capital case and the general procedures the Department will follow in processing the request. These procedures also provide an opportunity for defendants' counsel and victims' families each to make an oral presentation to the Pardon Attorney, if they wish to do so.
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