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Obama Doubles Clemency Numbers, Freeing 95 Federal Prisoners Early

News : Huffington Post

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama doubled his clemency numbers on Friday, shortening the jail time for dozens of federal prisoners who were given lengthy sentences on drug charges. Obama granted clemency to 95 people -- more than...

With Hands Tied on Justice Reform, Obama Just Shortened 214 Prisoners’ Sentences

News : Slate: The Slatest

President Obama has used his clemency power to shorten the prison sentences of 214 federal inmates doing time for drug offenses, it was announced on Wednesday. It’s Obama’s third time this year issuing commutations, a move that refl...

VIDEO: Obama Reduces Sentences of 46 Prisoners in Largest Clemency Grant Since the 1960s

News : Truthdig

President Obama granted clemency Monday to 46 men and women convicted of nonviolent drug crimes. Most of the inmates, whose terms will now end Nov. 10, had been sentenced to at least 20 years. “Their punishments didn’t fit the crime...

Obama grants first commutations under new prison clemency program

News : The Raw Story

Eight Americans serving time for drug offenses will be allowed to leave prison ahead of schedule next year, making them the first inmates to earn reduced sentences through a broad clemency program announced by the Obama administrati...

Inmate Rejects Clemency Given By Obama

News : The Inquisitr - News

Arnold Ray Jones followed along with more than 29,000 other federal inmates recently, when President Obama announced a program that would grant executive clemency to drug offenders given long sentences, by asking Obama for a preside...


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