President Obama last Friday commuted the sentences imposed in 42 federal drug cases. The Washington Post reports: Utah Man Whose Long Drug Sentence Stirred Controversy Is Released.
Federal drug laws, as I've written in numerous prior posts, require reform, as sentences dictated in some cases are all out of proportion, counter-productive and unjustifiable. Not all but some. President Obama has commuted more sentences than the previous seven Presidents combined. Good for him.
See my prior posts: Federal Sentencing Reform Alive in the Senate; the Sentencing Reform & Corrections Act of 2015; Reform of Federal Criminal Sentencing Gains Momentum; President Obama Visits Federal Prison, Calls for Criminal Justice Reform; "Here we continue along the well-worn path of the federal courts by imposing over-long sentences in the so-called War on Drugs" and a Day for Justice: Sentences for 46 Federal Drug Case Defendants Commuted.