At Halscott Megaro PA, our services extend beyond filing appeals for those who are dissatisfied with their convictions or wrongfully convicted. In some cases, we strive to greatly improve peoples' lives by seeking a reduction in their sentences and punishments. For instance, if our client has been sentenced to death for a crime such as murder, we will ask that the government shows mercy by sparing the life of the condemned inmate.Clemency refers to an act of mercy by the executive branch of government whereby a defendant's punishment is lessened. In a death penalty case, this usually means sparing the life of the inmate who is sentenced to death. Since the 1970s, nearly 300 clemencies have been granted in capital cases for humanitarian reasons, and this includes doubts over the defendant's guilt.