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Obama Commutes Sentences of 95 Prisoners

The Free Beacon [1] reported:

President Obama commuted the sentences of 95 prisoners and pardoned two, the White House announced in a statement Friday.

The commutations represented the largest number Obama has announced at one time, according to the Associated Press [2], and were mainly granted to prisoners held for nonviolent drug crimes. Many of the individuals were serving time for crimes involving cocaine and crack.