Share this Post
The reduction in the severity of a sentence.
Missouri Press-Bar Commission. “News Reporter’s Legal Glossary” (2009)
Clemency or executive clemency is an act of grace or mercy by the president or governor to ease the consequences of a criminal act, accusation, or conviction. It may take the form of commutation or pardon.
National Center for State Courts. “Glossary of Commonly Used Court & Justice System Terminology”, Rev. 2/8/11 (2011)