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Obama Reduces Prison Sentences of 61 Drug Offenders

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama on Wednesday commuted the sentences of 61 federal prisoners serving time for drug crimes, bringing his total commutations to 248 individuals, which the White House said was more than the previous six presidents combined. The move reflects Obama's push to reform the U.S. criminal justice system to reduce the number of people serving long sentences for non-violent drug crimes, reforms that have garnered bipartisan support from lawmakers.
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