FINALLY COMMUTATION

Obama Commutes Sentences for 8 in Crack Cocaine Cases – New York Times – by CHARLIE SAVAGE – December 19, 2013

“President Obama, expanding his push to curtail severe penalties for drug offenses, on Thursday commuted the sentences of eight federal inmates who were convicted of crack cocaine offenses. Each inmate has been imprisoned for at least 15 years, and six were sentenced to life in prison.

It was the first time retroactive relief was provided to a group of inmates who most likely would have received significantly shorter terms if they had been sentenced under current drug laws, sentencing rules and charging policies…”

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