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President Obama Grants Clemency To 61 Inmates
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President Obama Grants Clemency To 61 Inmates

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By Zenitha Prince, AFRO.com, President Obama has commuted the sentences of 61 drug offenders, the White House announced March 30, underscoring his administration’s commitment to reforming unfair and overly-harsh sentencing laws.

More than one-third of the 61 individuals who were granted clemency were serving life sentences, according to White House Counsel Neil Eggleston. To highlight his dedication to criminal justice reform and also the rehabilitation and re-integration of ex-offenders, the president shared a meal Wednesday with people whose sentences were commuted by his administration, and by former presidents George W. Bush and Bill Clinton.

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