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Man Who Got Life for Dealing Meth to Pay His Child's Medical Bills Had Sentence Commuted by Obama -- Only to Be Controlled by a Rigid Christian Halfway House

Click here for reuse options! Dicky Jay Jackson was released from prison after 21 years. But re-integration has not been easy. Editor's note: President Obama has extended clemency to an unparalleled number of people convicted of nonviolent drug-law violations—a program unlikely to be prioritized by either a President Clinton or a President Trump. AlterNet and The Influence have partnered on a series profiling people impacted by the program, as time runs out for inmates hoping to get their sentences commuted.
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