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If Obama Can Forgive Me, Why Can’t She?' Getting Your Sentence Commuted Doesn't Mean You're Home Free

Click here for reuse options! Woman whose prison time was commuted might get more jail time thanks to Republican prosecutor. 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 the next president. 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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