Obama Commutes Another 92 Sentences

Thank you President Obama. Another 72 inmates received commutations of their sentences today, bringing his 8 day total to 172 and !

President Obama on Friday commuted the sentences of 72 inmates, the latest sign he is accelerating his clemency push during his final months in office.

It was the second time in the past eight days the White House announced that a large group of people, most convicted of nonviolent drug offenses, would be released from federal prison. The two batches totaled 170 inmates.

In total, 944 people have had their sentences cut short by Obama — more than the last 11 presidents combined — with 760 receiving commutations this year alone.

Please keep them coming!

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    Even if it were 92 and not 72 (5.00 / 3) (#1)
    by Peter G on Fri Nov 04, 2016 at 10:02:43 PM EST
    it would not be 10% of enough to mitigate the excessive incarceration, wasted resources, and destruction of humanity wrought by the war on drugs and other unduly punitive policies.

    Destroys the fabric of families (5.00 / 2) (#5)
    by Militarytracy on Sat Nov 05, 2016 at 04:28:59 PM EST
    When parents are incarcerated. And we live in a society that has incentivized incarceration for everything :(

    I don't know the facts or background, but (5.00 / 1) (#2)
    by Green26 on Sat Nov 05, 2016 at 12:04:40 AM EST
    I am all for this. Way too many people in prison for way too long. Of course, drug charges, but way more than that.

    The US needs to drastically change its system of prosecution and sentencing. A huge waste of resources and money.

    america also needs (5.00 / 2) (#6)
    by linea on Sat Nov 05, 2016 at 05:16:03 PM EST
    le droit d'oubli (right to be forgotten) and something like the UK rehabiltation of offenders act (1974).

    I know nothing about sentencing, etc. (none / 0) (#3)
    by jimakaPPJ on Sat Nov 05, 2016 at 07:36:33 AM EST
    But I do know that we need to get to the base problem....

    Change our drug laws.


    Jim, here is (none / 0) (#4)
    by The Addams Family on Sat Nov 05, 2016 at 08:29:09 AM EST
    a book that may interest you

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