Obama Commutes Sentences for 22 Convicted of Federal Drug Crimes

Obama Commutes Sentences for 22 Convicted of Federal Drug Crimes

(Bloomberg; March 31, 2015)

President Barack Obama commuted the sentences of 22 drug offenders serving time in federal prison, accelerating the administration’s efforts to reduce penalties for many of those convicted of such crimes.

Obama’s decision, announced on Tuesday, more than doubles the number of commutations he has issued, and is the latest sign that the White House is taking aim at a drug war the president has characterized as counterproductive.

Many of those freed by Read the entire article

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