Newsom grants clemency for 20 -- including California inmates with elevated COVID-19 risk
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SACRAMENTO, Calif. — California Gov. Gavin Newsom on Friday granted clemency for 20 people, including 10 California prison inmates with an elevated medical risk if they were to contract COVID-19, the respiratory disease caused by the coronavirus. Among the clemency actions, Newsom also commuted the prison sentence of a woman who has been in prison for 31 years for killing her stepfather in Alameda County. He also granted pardons to nine people, according to a news release from the Governor’s Office. While Newsom has been in office, he has granted 72 pardons, 79 commutations and 20 medical repr...