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Lawmakers Call on President Biden to Commute Death Sentences of Federal Prisoners

HeadlineJan 26, 2021

At least three dozen lawmakers are appealing to President Biden to commute the sentences of the 50 people on federal death row. In a letter spearheaded by Congressmembers Cori Bush and Ayanna Pressley, the lawmakers write, “The legacy President Trump left behind is one of carnage and unrestrained violence that must be rectified immediately.” Biden vowed during his campaign to end capital punishment. Congressmember Pressley and Senator Dick Durbin have also introduced bills to ban the federal death penalty.

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