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A flood of new applications for clemency will flow to the White House when the Justice Department expands its criteria for applications, Attorney General Eric Holder said Monday.

At the request of the White House, the department later this week will outline expanded criteria to consider when recommending applications for reduced jail sentences to the White House, which will likely result in “thousands of additional applications,” Holder said.

“This new and improved approach will make the criteria for clemency recommendation more expansive,” Holder said. “This will allow the Department of Justice and the president to consider requests from a larger field of eligible individuals.”