“Sixty-seven of Wednesday’s commutations are for people serving life sentences — almost all, per the White House, for nonviolent drug crimes.” From Buzzfeed: President Obama commuted the sentences of 214 people serving federal sentences. Criminal justice reform is one of the few areas where we have bipartisan support.

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