Obama Commutes Sentences for 58 Inmates

President Barack Obama commuted the sentences of 58 federal prisoners, 18 of whom were serving life terms. The White House said Thursday most of the inmates, who are now due for release on Sept. 2 or over the next two years, were nonviolent drug offenders. Obama’s latest wave of commutations is part of the administration’s broader strategy to reform the criminal-justice system. The president has now commuted sentences for 306 people, including 110 who had been serving life terms.