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Efforts Would Clear Prisons

Feds considering clemency for many inside for a decade

April 24, 2014
The Intelligencer / Wheeling News-Register

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Obama administration is encouraging many nonviolent federal prisoners to apply for early release - and expecting thousands to take up the offer. It's an effort to deal with high costs and overcrowding in prisons, and also a matter of fairness, the government says.

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