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President Obama on Thursday commuted the prison sentences for eight people convicted of crack cocaine offenses and pardoned 13 others, surpassing in the fifth year of his presidency all the acts of clemency from his entire first term.
‚ÄúI am commuting the prison terms of eight men and women who were sentenced under an unfair system,‚ÄĚ Mr. Obama said in a statement. ‚ÄúCommuting the sentences of these eight Americans is an important step toward restoring fundamental ideals of justice and fairness.‚ÄĚ
Mr. Obama granted clemency to only 23 people in his first term. This year, he has commuted sentences or granted pardons for 37 people....