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Obama Prison Break Continues: Nearing 1,000 Commutations

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President Obama on Thursday pushed ahead with his aggressive use of presidential clemency powers, announcing that he was reducing sentences for another 98 convicted felons — including 42 who were serving life prison terms.

In addition, 19 of the prisoners were serving time for firearms offenses.

The move was not surprising. It is the fourth time since August that Obama has granted clemency to prisoners, and his administration has vowed to continue that process as he winds up his presidency. He has now granted corrections relief to 872 people, including 688 this year alone. – READ MORE

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