- US President Barack Obama has reduced prison sentences of 111 convicts. Obama, who is trying to reform the American penal system, is now president cut short a total of 673 penalties during his two terms.
It involves primarily convictions for drug offenses in which violence was used. It is the second time this month that Obama sentences shorter. Previously, he scolded the sentence to 214 inmates in federal prisons lost part, the largest group in one day.