Today President Obama commuted the sentences of 102 more prisoners, most of whom were non-violent drug offenders. Two of those receiving clemency have been featured on Drug War Stories, Arlana Moore, sentenced to life for trading boxes of Sudafed for meth, and Ricky Minor, sentenced to life for attempting to manufacture meth:
- Ricky Gene Minor – Niceville, FL Offense: Attempt to manufacture methamphetamine; Northern District of Florida Sentence: Life imprisonment; 10 years’ supervised release (August 22, 2001)
Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to a term of 262 months’ imprisonment.
- Arlana Doris Moore – Grand Falls, TX Offense: Conspiracy to manufacture 50 grams or more of actual methamphetamine and possession of pseudoephedrine list I chemicals with intent to manufacture methamphetamine; Western District of Texas Sentence: Life imprisonment; 10 years’ supervised release (August 25, 2010)
Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to expire on October 6, 2018, conditioned upon enrollment in residential drug treatment.
The full list of prisoners whose sentences can be found here.