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Sentences for 22 Drug Offenders Commuted by President Obama

Obama Commutes Sentences for 22 Drug Offenders, Including Eight Serving Life

President Obama commuted sentences on Tuesday for 22 drug offenders, including eight serving life sentences, doubling the total number of commutations issued during his time in office. Calling their sentences the product of an “outdated” system, the White House acknowledged that defendants convicted of the same crimes under current law would likely face far lighter punishment.

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