Obama grants 58 more commutations

US President Barack Obama speaks during a Cinco de Mayo event at the White House in Washington, DC, May 5, 2016Barack Obama on Thursday commuted the sentences of 58 more people convicted of mostly cocaine-related offenses, further speeding his acts of clemency in the twilight of his presidency. The White House announced that Obama had commuted sentences that ranged from life imprisonment to lesser jail terms for possession and conspiracy to distribute drugs like crack or cocaine. Obama announced similar mass commutations for non-violent offenders in December and March, in tandem with a push to fix the criminal justice system.

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