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commute a sentence

v. see commutation.

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The law calls for canceling an article in the penal code that grants a commutation of sentence for anyone who kills a wife, husband or close family member caught in the act of adultery, under the pretext that the act was driven by extreme anger.
commutation of sentence, the State concerned shall notify the
Das first approached the Gauhati HC for commutation of sentence on account of the delay.
Philippine law allows prisoners sentenced to reclusion perpetua to be eligible for commutation of sentence and their release from detention is computed using a formula called good conduct time allowance.
If it were not for the tireless volunteer work of one of our members, Maria Miller, we would not have been able to maintain contact with Jay Kimball, nor complete the application for commutation of sentence.
Each country has its own conditions and circumstances and it is neither sensible nor legal to commute punishment against repeat offenders who had previously benefited from commutation of sentence, he said during his sermon.
Yesterday the court heard an account of the facts of the case, with the defence lawyers arguing for a commutation of sentence.
The seventh safeguard, that all individuals sentenced to death have the right to seek a pardon or commutation of sentence, has seen instances of large-scale commutations recently.
In some cases where applications have been made asking for commutation of sentence of death to life imprisonment, the execution are not being carried out awaiting the government's decision.
127) Eligibility for Filing Petition for Commutation of Sentence, 28 C.
The Pardon Attorney, under the direction of the Deputy Attorney General, receives and reviews all petitions for executive clemency (which includes pardon after completion of sentence, commutation of sentence, remission of fine and reprieve), initiates and directs the necessary investigations, and prepares a report and recommendation for submission to the President in every case.
337) Issues regarding commutation of sentence and early release