On His Final Day, Obama Commutes 330 Drug Sentences – Most in One Day in History

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On his last full day as president of the United States, Barack Obama on today issued 330 sentence commutations for individuals convicted of drug offenses—the most issued on a single day in American history. The move brings Obama’s total number of clemencies as president to 1,715—the most for any U.S. president.

Criminal justice reform has been a top priority of the Obama administration, but it was unable to achieve such reforms legislatively. Earlier this week, Obama commuted the sentence of Chelsea Manning, the former Army private who leaked classified documents to WikiLeaks. On Friday at noon, Donald Trump will be sworn in as the next president. Read more.



  1. Have no fear most of these people will be in jail again within a month or so. They are drug users and drug dealers, but unfortunately there will be many people hurt by the time they get jailed again. It sounds like a mercenary thing to do but it is not for many innocent people will be hurt before they are caught again.

  2. Obama is goimg down in History as the WORST President of the once United States of OLD America

    he’ll be known as the “commuter” President who was on the criminal’s side instead of the victims side


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