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Dozens More Federal Drug Offenders Granted Clemency by President Obama

Yesterday President Barack Obama commuted the sentences of 58 people serving prison time for federal drug-related offenses. This follows the commutation of 61 individuals on March 30th of this year, and 162 individuals in 2015. Each of the individuals receiving a pardon were in prison for a nonviolent drug offense, many victims of the disparity …

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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 two people who have already served their sentences. Many had been imprisoned since the 1990s. Some were doing life sentences for drug offenses. Most …

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President Obama to Commute Sentences of Dozens of Drug Offenders

President Obama plans this week to free dozens of inmates serving time for non-violent drug offenses by commuting their sentences, according to a presidential spokesman. In total, Obama plans to commute the sentences of up to 80 people, many currently in prison for non-violent, drug-related offenses. This will mean that these individuals can walk free …

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