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President Obama Pardons 79 More Drug Offenders

President Obama announced Tuesday that he is granting pardons to 79 more people serving federal prison sentences for nonviolent drug-related crimes. President Obama has now pardoned 1,023 individuals (342 serving life sentences), more than the past 11 presidents combined. “He is committed to using his clemency power in ways not seen from any other president …

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Obama Pardons 111 More Drug Offenders, 35 Serving Life Sentences

President Obama has commuted the sentences of 111 people in federal prison over nonviolent drug crimes. 35 of these people were serving life sentences, meaning they would have died in prison if Obama didn’t grant them this pardon. The 111 commutations brings Obama’s August total to 325, the most ever in a single month. On …

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Obama Commutes 214 Drug Sentences, Most in Nation’s History

President Obama has commuted the sentences of 214 people serving federal prison sentences for nonviolent drug crimes, the largest single-day grant of commutations in American history. All 214 inmates – 67 of which were serving life sentences – will walk out of prison as free people on December 1st. President Obama has now commuted the sentences …

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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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