Jan 19, 2017

Obama slashes sentences for 330 more inmates

Pablo Martinez Monsivais / AP

In his last major act as president, Obama cut the sentences for 330 drug offenders.

He saw the injustice of the sentences that were imposed in many situations, and he has a strong view that people deserve a second chance. — Neil Eggleston, Obama's White House counsel

Count them up: It puts Obama at more than 600 acts of clemency this week and nearly 2,000 for his presidency.

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