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On August 30, 2016 President Obama commuted Rudy Martinez's life sentence!  We reached out to Rudy, and his clemency attorney Mark Osler, for their responses.  Rudy, understandably, was still in disbelief: I'm still in a fucking daze... This is not over,...
In June of 2016, Drug War Stories did an extensive profile of Commuted Drug War Prisoner, Rudy Martinez, who had been sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole on a conspiracy drug conviction.  Thankfully, former President...
UPDATE: President Obama Commutes Joe's Life Sentence 8/3/2016! WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, the President made grants of commutation of sentences to Joe Jackson and his brother, Tommy (along with 212 others!): Dickey Joe Jackson – Boyd, TX Offense: Conspiracy to possess...
Today President Obama commuted the sentences of an additional 111 inmates, including lifers Rudy Martinez and Tim Tyler, featured here on Drug War Stories.  This brings the total number of commutations by Obama to 673, 232 of which were...
Pinkney Clowers Among the many thousands upon thousands who were denied clemency by former President Obama was Pinkney Clowers, sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole for drug crimes purportedly committed when he was between the ages...
Weldon Angelos was only twenty-five years old when he was sentenced to a mandatory 55-year prison sentence under mandatory minimum drug and gun laws for selling marijuana.
Usually there's a really good feeling when you have been proven right. Except when the destruction has caused so many ills of society that there is real question of its repair.
In November 2015, the ONDCP issued its annual report assessing progress toward the seven goals. Most of the Strategy goals were either not met, or movement was in the opposite direction - in other words, illicit drug use stayed the same or increased and public health suffered.
The Charles Colson Task Force on Federal Corrections came out with its Final Recommendations for reforming the federal prison system.

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