President Barack Obama commuted sentences for 58 federal prisoners, 18 of whom were serving life sentences.
The White House said Thursday most of the inmates, who are now due for release on Sept. 2 or over the next two years, were non-violent drug offenders. Obama’s latest wave of commutations is part of the administration’s broader strategy to reform the criminal justice system.
The president has now commuted sentences for 306 people, including 110 who had been serving life terms. Read more at NBC News.