There is a subset of the prison population in which leniency is clearly indicated. All need a creditable sponsor such as a religious leader in order to allow pardons to be granted in the volumes truly required. It is bone easy to pick a case. It is a nightmare to responsibly choose ten thousand cases and that is surely what is needed.
Thus sponsorship needs to be legislated into existence along with a tracking system that establishes sponsor success regarding recidivism. Rather obviously this can open the door to corruption and the threat of full recall on a particular sponsor's clients should cool most heels. No one wants a hundred angry families beating down his door.
In the meantime we will now see if Mr Obama will spend as much time reviewing these files as he did the Drone targets. It is simple really. You grade them A,B,and C A's are immediately cleared. C's are immediately rejected. The B's you spend more time on to upgrade or down grade. Sooner or later you are done. In the end you will pass a passel of shaky B's.
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