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President Obama Grants Clemency to 214 People

Clemencies Come As Paul Ryan Schedules Vote on Sentencing Reform; Drug Policy Alliance: The President is Acting; Congress Must Step Up Too
Washington, DC--(ENEWSPF)--August 3, 2016.  Today, President Barack Obama commuted the sentences of more than 200 people incarcerated in federal prison, almost all for drug offenses. This brings his total number of clemencies granted to 562 people. Many of those who received commutations today were victims of the disparity in sentencing between crack and . . .

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