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Thousands of Federal Drug Offenders Being Released Early Starting Today

By The Washington Post About 6,000 federal inmates whose drug sentences were reduced will begin making their way home Friday from halfway houses and prisons across the country as a result of policy changes made by the U.S. Sentencing Commission. A third of the 6,112 inmates who served time in the 122 facilities run by …

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President Obama Plans to Release Hundreds, Perhaps Thousands of Inmates Jailed for Drug Offenses Early

The Obama administration has announced that it will be actively encouraging prisoners serving sentences for drug offenses to apply for clemency – with the goal of releasing hundreds, if not thousands, of inmates early. White House counsel Kathryn Ruemmler spoke about the presidential plans to grant wide-spread clemency at New York University’s law school last …

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