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President Obama commutes the sentences of 111 prisoners.

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President Obama has already commuted more sentences than the past nine American presidents — combined. He pushed that number further on Tuesday afternoon, pardoning another 111 federal prisoners.

A BuzzFeed News review of the list provided by the White House details that all are serving sentences for convictions of drug crimes or drug-related crimes. The vast majority stem from cocaine, mainly crack cocaine, offenses, although a dozen of Tuesday’s commutations include methamphetamine-related offenses and one — out of Florida — is of an LSD-related conviction.

About half of Tuesday’s commutations set the prison sentences to end on December 28, 2016. Most of the others reduce the sentences to a shorter term of months, while the remainder set the sentences to end at a specific date in the future beyond 2016. Some come with conditions relating to drug treatment.

This brings the total to almost 700 commutations during Obama’s presidency. You can read the full list of commutations from the official White House website.

[BuzzFeed News]

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