It's not the first time Obama has attached conditions, either.
In January, he granted clemency to seven Iranians accused or convicted of of espionage as part of a "humanitarian gesture" that has since been criticized by congressional Republicans as a hostage swap.
3 — the single largest grant of clemency in a single day in the history of the presidency.(Alas, Forlini was arrested in New York in 1931 trying to pull off a similar scam on an undercover detective.)In 1999, Clinton offered to commute the sentence of 14 members of a Puerto Rican nationalist group tied to terrorism.Twelve accepted, but two of them rejected conditions that required them to renounce violence.Others have accepted presidential clemency only to challenge the conditions after the fact.In 1960, President Dwight Eisenhower commuted the death sentence of a man convicted in a military court for murder, on the condition that he not be eligible for parole. But President Gerald Ford commuted his sentence again to allow him parole, and he was later released.