President Barack Obama has set a new record for his presidency.
According to the Huffington Post, Obama has just commuted the sentences of 42 federal prisoners, bringing his all-time total to 348. That gives him more commutations than the past seven presidents combined.
Of those 348 prisoners to be released, 130 of them were sentenced to prison for life. And there are more commutations expected.
The Obama administration's lead counsel Neil Eggleston says the president “remains committed to using his clemency power throughout the remainder of the Administration to give more deserving individuals that same second chance.”
The prisoners being released were almost all serving sentences for drug offenses.
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