Obama Commutes 170 Federal Inmates For Early Release Within The Last Week
Barack Obama just commuted 72 more inmates for early reason from Federal Prison Friday. This is the second batch over the last week, which totalled 170 inmates. But Obama has commuted in all, 944 inmates, with 760 receiving commutations this year alone…more than the last 11 Presidents has ever done. THIS IS BIG NEWS!!!
Most inmates were convicted of nonviolent drug offenses and serving long sentences for nonviolent drug offenses, which Obama argued, had a devastating impact on communities of color.
“The president is committed to reinvigorating the clemency authority, demonstrating that our nation is a nation of second chances, where mistakes from the past will not deprive deserving individuals of the opportunity to rejoin society and contribute to their families and communities. What President Obama has done for commutations is unprecedented in the modern era.” White House counsel Neil Eggleston wrote in a blog post.
But Republicans complained that the President was releasing dangerous criminals back to the streets.
“These are not people picked up for smoking pot on a street corner,” Thomas Fitton, president of conservative watchdog group Judicial Watch, told The Hill last week. “These are key figures in major drug operations.”
“The president has been clear that his goal is to commute the sentences of those who have truly rehabilitated themselves and do not have a propensity for violence.” Obama stated.
•Antonio Lee Alls – Bradenton, Fla.
Offense: Conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute five kilograms or more of cocaine; attempt to possess with intent to distribute five kilograms or more of cocaine; Middle District of Florida
Sentence: Life imprisonment; 10 years’ supervised release (March 5, 2008); amended to 240 months’ imprisonment (March 18, 2016)
Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to a term of 150 months’ imprisonment.
•Monica Lorraine Amaker – Bluefield, W.Va.
Offense: 1. Conspiracy to distribute a quantity of cocaine base and hydromorphone;
possession with intent to distribute a quantity of hydromorphone; Southern District of West Virginia
2. Possession with intent to distribute 50 grams or more of cocaine base,
also known as “crack” possession with intent to distribute a quantity of
cocaine, also known as “coke” possession with intent to distribute a quantity of morphine; possession with intent to distribute a quantity of marijuana for remuneration; carrying a firearm in relation to a drug trafficking crime; felon in possession; Southern District of West Virginia
CHECK OUT THE REMAINING LIST OF THE 72 INMATES RELEASED FOR CLEMECY ON THE WASHINGTON POST