According to this article an important Romanian politician has apologized to people in jail after being sentenced for office misconduct:
The leader of Romania’s ruling Social Democratic Party vowed Friday to implement new laws that critics say will dilute the fight against corruption — a move that came a day after he got a 3½-year jail sentence for abuse of office.
(..) he apologized to “thousands of Romanians who are in prison for an unconstitutional law, or who are dragged through courts based on a Soviet law.”
This declaration was criticized by many political and civil society actors. Also some jail system representatives argued that only several dozens persons were actually affected by the crime Dragnea was convicted for .
Nevertheless, this declaration is strange and I am wondering if there is any recent similar case in Europe or US.
Question: Is there any European leader that apologized to people in jail for a certain law?