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According to USA Today,

President Obama granted clemency to another 102 federal inmates yesterday (October 6th), 34 of whom had been serving life sentences, allowing them to leave prison early. Obama has now granted 774 commutations, 590 of them during this final year of his presidency, which the White House says is more than the previous 11 presidents together. Nearly all of the prisoners who’s sentences have been commuted were convicted of nonviolent drug crimes, and almost all of them are men. White House counsel Neil Eggleston said yesterday that Obama would continue considering applications for clemency through the rest of his presidency, and said of yesterday’s action, “The vast majority of today’s grants were for individuals serving unduly harsh sentences for drug-related crimes under outdated sentencing laws.”

That is so awesome.

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