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Subject Obama commutes eight BLACKS sentences in crack cocaine cases
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Original Message Obama commutes eight sentences in crack cocaine cases

Six of the eight prisoners granted commutations Thursday were serving life sentences. All had been behind bars for at least 15 years. Under Obama’s orders, most will of the inmates will be released in mid-April.

“Commuting the sentences of these eight Americans is an important step toward restoring fundamental ideals of justice and fairness,” Obama said in a statement, adding that they had been “sentenced under an unfair system” which gave far longer sentences for crack offenses than those involving powdered cocaine.

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