Obama Plans Clemency For Non-Violent Drug Offenders

Courtesy: Boston.com

The Obama administration is preparing to free “hundreds, perhaps thousands” of prisoners who have been jailed for non-violent drug crimes according to Yahoo News.

President Obama plans to use his presidential pardon powers to “restore fairness in the criminal-justice system”.

The report also says that the administration has urged the Justice Department to recruit more applications from convicts and to change their processing procedures for petitions of pardon (try to say that five times).

An official announcement could come as soon as this week.