U.S. President Barack Obama arrives to the stage to deliver a statement at the National Counterterrorism Center in Mclean

Obama commutes sentences for 95 people, pardons two: White House

U.S. President Barack Obama arrives to the stage to deliver a statement at the National Counterterrorism Center in McleanWASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Barack Obama on Friday commuted the prison sentences of 95 people, mainly for drug trafficking offenses, and pardoned two others, the White House said in a statement. Obama is working with lawmakers on reforms of the U.S. criminal justice system to reduce the number of people serving long sentences for non-violent drug crimes, and has said the reforms are one of his top priorities for his remaining year in office. (Reporting by Roberta Rampton; Editing by Eric Walsh)

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