Second Term Second Chances: Obama Cuts Sentences of 46 Prisoners

The prison sentences for 46 drug offenders have been commuted by President Barack Obama.
He stated Monday that their punishments did not match the crimes committed.
Obama said the move was part of his larger attempt to reform the criminal justice system, including reviewing sentencing laws and reducing punishments for non-violent crimes.
The President said during a video posted online that, "I believe these folks deserve their second chance."
This latest act brings the number of Obama's commutations to nearly 90.
Most of those have been federal prisoners incarcerated for drug offenses.
Were they sentenced under current guidelines, those commuted would have already been out of prison.



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