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    President Barack Obama commutes sentences of 46 drug offenders

    By Kevin Liptak, CNN White House Producer
    Updated 1:09 PM ET, Mon July 13, 2015

    Life in prison for selling LSD 01:31

    Washington (CNN)President Barack Obama commuted the prison sentences of 46 drug offenders, saying in a video posted online Monday that the men and women were not "hardened criminals" and their punishments didn't match the crimes they committed.

    Obama said the move was part of his larger attempt to reform the criminal justice system, including reviewing sentencing laws and reducing punishments for non-violent crimes.

    "I believe that at its heart, America is a nation of second chances, and I believe these folks deserve their second chance," Obama said in the video.

    The move brings the number of Obama's commutations to nearly 90. Most of those have been for federal prisoners incarcerated for drug offenses, who under current sentencing guidelines would have already finished serving time in prison.

    The White House on Monday posted a letter Obama wrote to one of the prisoners whose sentence was commuted.
    "I am granting your application because you have demonstrated the potential to turn your life around," Obama wrote. "Now it is up to you to make the most of this opportunity. It will not be easy, and you will confront many who doubt people with criminal records can change. Perhaps even you are unsure of how you will adjust to your new circumstances. But remember that you have the capacity to make good choices."

    Later this week, Obama is expected to discuss his plans for criminal justice reform further. He travels Tuesday to Philadelphia to speak at the annual convention of the NAACP, and on Thursday will become the first president to visit a federal prison when he tours the El Reno facility in Oklahoma.

    "Over the last few years a lot of people have become aware of the inequities in the criminal justice system," Obama said in the video. "Right now, with our overall crime rate and incarceration rate both falling, we're at a moment when some good people in both parties, Republicans and Democrats and folks all across the country, are coming up with ideas to make the system work smarter and better."
    Check out the video at the link if you have time. its about someone who was sentenced to life for selling LSD, which pisses me the fuck off. There are people who rape babies who only get a few years and they're wastig life sentences on petty drug crimes.
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    Good for him, and yes greys I've seen murderers get 14 years for crying out loud, but sell some drugs and you get 30-life.
    See, Whores, we are good for something. Love, Florida

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    I have no problem with drug offenders getting released.

    Not to be confused with El Chapo escaping through a one mile tunnel dug by his crew. That's new cool, Mexico.
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