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President Obama Commutes Record-Setting Number of Drug Sentences

President Obama Commutes Record-Setting Number of Drug Sentences

Most of the inmates President Obama granted clemency were serving unreasonably long sentences for nonviolent drug offenses. A large portion of the group was affected by the wildly disproportionate sentencing practices for crack and powder cocaine.

The substantial batch of commutations yesterday were part of a much larger effort by the President to correct what he, and many, believe to be decades of unbalanced drug policies and excessively harsh mandatory minimum sentencing. In a Facebook post on the matter, Obama explained, “The more we understand the human stories behind this problem, the sooner we can start making real changes that keep our streets safe, break the cycle of incarceration in this country, and save taxpayers like you money.”

President Obama Commutes Record-Setting Number of Drug Sentences

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