President Obama commuted the sentences of over 100 federal prisoners last week, the majority of which were imprisoned on cocaine-related accounts.

International Business Times reports:

“Commutations do not grant prisoners full pardons, but instead call for shortened prison sentences while still upholding the other consequences of convictions like parole and fines.”

 Obama’s commutation plan was meant to serve as a way to reform the prison-system due to its overpopulation, but releasing dangerous individuals back into communities before serving their full sentence can lead to violent acts and threats against members of the community.

Furthermore, many of the individuals who were sentenced had charges against them involving possession of firearms and threatening individuals with firearms.

Obama has continually tried to shorten prison sentences, and has released more prisoners than the past 11 Presidents combined, according the Daily Caller.

One individual who was released early by President Obama was Andre Lafell Reese, a man sentenced to life for having over 160 grams of cocaine in his possession within 1,000 feet of Blackshear Elementary School in Texas.

Jose Elias Salinas was sentenced to 15 years in federal prison for purchasing 500 grams of cocaine with intent to sell.

Frank Lavelle Sharpe was another individual sentenced to life in prison for four counts of cocaine distribution, as well as possessing cocaine with intent to sell.

Norwood Wallace Barber, Jr. was also sentenced to life for distribution of 50 grams of crack cocaine, and purchasing crack cocaine on a weekly basis.

Breitbart News reports:

According to White House aides, Obama will continue commuting the sentences of nonviolent drug offenders until he leaves office next January.

 The continual pardons by President Obama is meant to help reform the prison-system; however, it is only putting dangerous individuals back on our streets.

While Obama claims to commute only those with “non- violent indiscretions”, the released prisoners are still individuals with known drug problems who pose a threat to society.

M Live news reports:

“’White House counsel to the President Neil Eggleston writes: “The vast majority of today’s grants were for individuals serving unduly harsh sentences for drug- related crimes under outdated sentencing laws,’ he writes.”

 To date, President Obama has commuted or dismissed over 750 sentences of felons.

Judging by the list of individuals commuted, it seems President Obama does not take the issue of drug-trafficking as a serious matter, especially one of such devastating health hazards like crack cocaine.

What are your thoughts? Should President Obama continue to release these dangerous individuals before their time served?

Or is the action okay so long as the felons are “non- violent”?

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