Biden Commutes Sentences and Pardons Marijuana Offenses in Sweeping Criminal Justice Reform
January 4, 2024
In what the White House called a decisive move echoing the core tenet of equal justice under law, President Joe Biden announced a set of substantial clemency actions aimed at addressing glaring disparities within the U.S. criminal justice system. The president, underscoring bipartisan consensus on the need for a fair and unbiased legal framework, declared a series of important measures toward realizing the promise of equal justice in American communities.
"I am announcing additional steps I am taking to make the promise of equal justice a reality," Biden declared, emphasizing that equal jus...