President Barack Obama made history on Monday (Dec. 19), when he granted clemency to 231 individuals, the largest single day act of his presidency.
In total, he’s granted 1,324 clemencies while in office.
Obama granted 153 commutations on Monday, bringing the total while in office to 1,176, which including 395 life sentences. However, the majority of involved drug related charges.
On the flip side, he granted pardons to 78 individuals, doubling his previous number of pardons for a total of 148.
The White House says they expect that Obama will issue more grants of commutations and pardons before leaving office.