President Obama to Commute Sentences of Dozens of Drug Offenders

President Obama last commuted sentences in March, when he let 22 drug offenders free.
President Obama last commuted sentences in March, when he let 22 drug offenders free.

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 without serving the remainder of their sentences. Some would have spent the remainder of their life incarcerated, as they’re serving life sentences.

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