President Obama Commutes Sentences of Nearly a Hundred Federal Drug Prisoners

By Phillip Smith, StoptheDrugWar.org

President Obama today commuted the federal prison sentences of 95 men and women, all but two of them drug offenders serving draconian sentences. He also issued pardons for tw150713171952-obama-commutes-46-drug-sentences-acosta-dnt-lead-00000000-large-169o people who have already served their sentences.

Many had been imprisoned since the 1990s. Some were doing life sentences for drug offenses. Most were cocaine offenders, but the commutations also included people doing time for marijuana, meth, and heroin.

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