At some point in the next few weeks, it is expected that President Obama will use his #clemency power to free dozens of federal prisoners who are locked up on nonviolent drug offenses. Both political parties agree that changes need to be made in regards to the criminal justice system and over sentencing. Already, lawmakers from both parties are collaborating on legislation to help over haul the system and the United States Sentencing Commission has revised guidelines for drug offenders, which in result reduced sentences for over 9,500 inmates.
President Obama is expected to free dozens of nonviolent federal drug convicts, but he will barely dent prison populations that many Democrats and Republicans agree are swollen by excessive sentences.
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