President Obama spoke to six inmates at a medium-security federal prison in El Reno, Oklahoma on Thursday. He remarked afterward that good work was being done at the prison but, like many others, it is overcrowded.
Mandatory minimum prison sentences are a “huge driver” of overpopulation in prisons, he said, and society should reconsider whether non-violent drug offenders should end up with sentences of more than 20 years.
Obama earlier this week commuted the sentences of 46 non-violent offenders, almost all of whom were serving time for drug offenses. Read more at NewsOK.