President Obama appears to be taking full advantage of his victory lap as he’s in the home stretch of his presidency. Earlier this month, he granted commutations to 214 non-violent offenders to offer them a second chance to rejoin society. While he already had a lead and granted the most commutations out of any recent U.S. President, he’s no widened the gap considerably.
Obama granted another 111 commutations this past Tuesday, leading to a grand total of 325 granted in the month go August alone. To date, he’s offered 673 commutations, according to the White House.