TBA Law Blog

Posted by: Stacey Shrader Joslin on Oct 28, 2016

President Barack Obama has commuted 98 more sentences of federal prisoners, the White House announced yesterday. According to the ABA Journal, all 98 recipients had been sentenced for drug crimes, with some also sentenced for related offenses such as firearms possession and money laundering. Of the group, 42 had been sentenced to life in prison. The move comes just a few weeks after Obama commuted 102 sentences, bringing his total to 200 commutations for the month and 872 for his entire presidency – more than those of his 11 predecessors combined, the White House said.