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Obama Reduces Sentences for Another 102 Prisoners

President Barack Obama shortened the sentences of 102 federal inmates Thursday, in another round of commutations for those convicted of nonviolent drug offenses. The early release is part of Obama's effort to correct what he views as unreasonably long mandatory minimum sentences. "With today's grants, the president has commuted 774 sentences, more than the previous 11 presidents combined," White House counsel Neil Eggleston said Thursday. "With a total of 590...

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