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Obama To Grant Clemency For Hundreds Of Non-Violent Drug Offenders

President Obama is prepared to use his pardon power to grant clemency to “hundreds, perhaps thousands” of people who have been jailed for nonviolent drug crimes.
Obama To Grant Clemency For Hundreds Of Non-Violent Drug Offenders
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By the end of his term, President Obama plans to pardon hundreds, possibly even thousands, of non-violent drug offenders that are crowding our prisons and taking up resources.

A White House official told Yahoo that President Obama is prepared to use his pardon power to grant clemency to “hundreds, perhaps thousands” of people who have been jailed for nonviolent drug crimes. The report said that the administration is making moves that will help it handle the increase in petitions that Mr. Obama is planning to sign off on before he leaves office. Last Tuesday, White House counsel Kathryn Ruem...

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