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Obama is Commuting Prison Sentences at a Record Pace

Um, this is unprecedented [1]. 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President Obama will be commuting 102 additional prison sentences, mostly for drug-related crimes under outdated sentencing laws, the White House announced today.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.