Um, this is unprecedented. Is that a good thing? Jury is out:
President Obama will be commuting 102 additional prison sentences, mostly for drug-related crimes under outdated sentencing laws, the White House announced today.
This brings the total of number of commuted sentences to 774 during Obama’s presidency — more than the 11 previous presidents combined — and 590 in 2016 alone, more than any other year in U.S. history.