Trump has been keeping up the kommutations
A Drug War prisoner VICE met behind bars was one of the last people granted clemency by President Obama.
President Obama has commuted more prison sentences during his presidency than the total number of commutations issued by the past 12 presidents combined. But when you compare the percentage of commutations to the overall prison population, his record...
The president granted clemency to 95 non-violent drug offenders on Friday, including two men serving life sentences for marijuana offenses.
Most of them are serving time for nonviolent drug offenses.
One of "Obama's Lucky 46" told VICE about how he heard he was getting out and what he plans to do now.
"Obama once said that if he had a son, he would look like Trayvon Martin... Well, there's a whole lotta peoples in here who look like Trayvon, his uncle, his daddy, and all his relatives."
In a speech Tuesday at the NAACP convention in Philadelphia, the president announced wide-ranging proposals to "fix a broken system."
Since the Eisenhower years, presidents have tended to relegate granting clemency to the holiday season, treating pardons like gifts. Unless something changes soon, President Obama will go down as one of the shittiest Santas in history.