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By Stacy M. Brown
NNPA National Correspondent 

Biden Commutes Sentences and Pardons Marijuana Offenses in Sweeping Criminal Justice Reform


January 4, 2024

Some individuals with non-violent drug offenses have sentences commuted

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...

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