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Obama Grants 330 Final Commutations for Federal Inmates

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On his last day as president, Barack Obama commuted the sentences of 330 federal inmates convicted of drug crimes, bringing his total to 1,715.

It means Obama has granted more commutations to more people than the last 12 presidents combined. More than 500 of them were serving life sentences.

"He wanted to do it. He wanted the opportunity to look at as many as he could to provide relief,'' said Neil Eggleston, Obama's White House counsel, in an interview in his West...

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