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Obama Pardons Dozens More Drug Offenders, Including 20 Serving Life Sentences

On Friday, President Obama announced 42 additional grants of clemency to men and women serving years in prison under outdated and unduly harsh drug sentencing laws. 20 of these individuals were set to spend the rest of their life in prison. To date, the President has commuted the sentences of 348 individuals, 150 more than the …

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California Governor Pardons 93 Drug Offenders

California Governor Jerry Brown has given a full and unconditional pardon to 127 individuals. 93 of these pardons are for drug-related crimes, many of which are for possessing, cultivating or distributing cannabis. Each of those pardoned had “exhibited good moral character” and “lived an honest and upright life”, according to a statement released by Governor …

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