Biden commutes sentences of 31 nonviolent drug offenders

Posted on AllSides April 28th, 2023
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President Biden will commute the sentences of 31 people convicted of nonviolent drug offenses, the White House said Friday.

Why it matters: The announcement coincided with the Biden administration's release of a plan to help incarcerated people successfully reenter society.

It also comes after Biden said in October that he would pardon all prior federal offenses of simple marijuana possession and called on governors to do the same with simple state possession offenses.

Details: The clemency recipients will be under home confinement until the commutations go into effect on June...

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