Obama Pushes Sentence Reform, Shortens 214 Prison Sentences
Most of the 214 sentences shortened by the president were for nonviolent drug offenses.By Matt Picht | August 3, 2016
President Obama shortened 214 federal prison sentences Wednesday as part of his ongoing push for sentencing reform.
The commuted sentences were mostly for nonviolent drug offenses or firearm possession charges; 67 of the 214 prisoners were serving life terms. The White House says this is the most commutations granted by a president in one day since at least 1900.