Obama Frees 111 More Drug Offenders

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President Barack Obama has commuted the sentences of 111 more drug offenders — 16 of which had firearms-related crimes added to their sentences.

The White House announced another list of criminals who would receive reduced sentences or be set free before the end of the year this afternoon in a statement.

The president specifically commutes the sentences of non-violent drug offenders, signaling his committment to reform sentencing laws for those crimes.

Earlier this month, Obama commuted 214 sentences, making it the single largest number of commutations in a day by any president in history.

The total number of drug offenders pardoned by the president now includes 673.

According to White House aides, Obama will continue commuting the sentences of non-violent drug offenders until he leaves office next January.


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