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Commutation of sentence: Quiz


Question 1: [1] The ________ solely holds the power to commute federal sentences[2] while commutations of state charges are handled by the governor's office.
United States Marine CorpsPresident of the United StatesMilitary history of the United StatesUnited States Navy

Question 2: In the ________, reduction of a sentence is handled by an executive head of government and is normally linked to prisoners' good behavior.
PhilippinesCanadaUnited StatesAlaska

Question 3: Today, ________ and reprieves are granted in many countries when individuals have demonstrated that they have fulfilled their debt to society, or are otherwise deserving (in the opinion of the pardoning official) of a pardon or reprieve.
Jury trialCapital punishmentPardonDouble jeopardy

Question 4: Unlike a ________, a commutation does not nullify the conviction and is often conditional.
Double jeopardyCapital punishmentJury trialPardon

Question 5: Around the world, countries accord their ________ or other competent authority with the power to issue a pardon or reduce a sentence either in consultation with other parts of the government or unilaterally.
Head of stateMonarchMonarchyUnited Kingdom

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