Obama commutes Oklahoman’s sentence

Ponca City Now - March 31, 2016 1:22 pm

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) – An Oklahoma inmate convicted of possessing cocaine with intent to distribute was among 61 drug offenders granted commutations by President Barack Obama.

The president’s decision Wednesday comes amid his plan to revamp the country’s criminal justice system.

Herbert Lewis Jr. of Okmulgee was sentenced in 2003 to 20 years in prison.

 

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