Last week, President Obama (July 13) commuted the sentences of 46 inmates in federal prison, all of whom were serving time for non-violent drug offenses related to cocaine trafficking.

“These men and women were not hardened criminals,” Obama said in his announcement. “But the overwhelming majority had been sentenced to at …read more

Source: The Lowdown

Amazing Grace: Presidential Clemency Works and Why Obama’s Letting 46 Drug Offenders Out of Prison 22 July,2015Matthew Green

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Matthew Green is a digital media producer for KQED News. He previously produced The Lowdown, KQED’s multimedia news education blog. Matthew's written for numerous Bay Area publications, including the Oakland Tribune and San Francisco Chronicle. He also taught journalism classes at Fremont High School in East Oakland.

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