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Clemency Petition – Cooperation
When all other options for receiving credit for unrewarded cooperation have been exhausted, a prisoner can file a clemency petition. Clemency is granted by the President of the United States.
A federal prisoner seeking clemency must submit a clemency petition to the Office of the Pardon Attorney. A clemency petition must provide reasons why clemency should be granted. Completing the petition requires a strong attention to detail, and the ability to cast the individual in the most favorable light.
According to the U.S. Attorney’s Manual, Section 1-2.113 Standards For Considering Commutation Petitions:
“Generally, commutation of sentence is an extraordinary remedy that is rarely granted. Appropriate grounds for considering commutation have traditionally included disparity or undue severity of sentence, critical illness or old age, and meritorious service rendered to the government by the petitioner, e.g., cooperation with investigative or prosecutive efforts that has not been adequately rewarded by other official action. A combination of these and/or other equitable factors may also provide a basis for recommending commutation in the context of a particular case.”
In other words, unrewarded cooperation is a reason why clemency can be granted.
Our Firm has extensive experience with federal clemency petitions. We have prepared and submitted numerous
requests for clemency. We can help you or your loved one apply for clemency if you are seeking credit for unrewarded cooperation. And we will work hard to ensure that your petition receives appropriate consideration.
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