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commute a sentence

v. see commutation.

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This includes advising the Governor on the screening of applications for persons who are requesting or petitioning the Governor for commutation of sentence or pardon.
While I am aware that requests for clemency in Death Penalty Capital Murder cases are normally considered when there is an execution date pending, I respectfully ask that you consider this request for commutation of sentence and act on it now, in the absence of such an execution date, in the interest of justice and judicial economy," she wrote.
De Lima said her reliable sources revealed that the other Bilibid convicts were subjected to 'various forms of pressure and undue influence, such as promises of pardon, commutation of sentence, and other forms of executive clemency.
A pardon is different from a commutation of sentence - as in Manning's case - which reduces a sentence being served - partially or totally.
She also said that they were also looking for other possible scenarios like commutation of sentence and re-opening of her case.
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.
He could do himself a lot of good with the American Jewish community by pardoning or granting clemency or a commutation of sentence to Jonathan Pollard, but I don't see that in his make-up.
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.