Obama shortens prison sentences of 111 convicts: White House

Reuters News
Posted: Aug 30, 2016 3:14 PM

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Barack Obama shortened the prison sentences of 111 convicts on Tuesday in the second round of grants of clemency this month, the White House said.

Obama has now granted a total of 673 commutations during his presidency as he seeks to reform the criminal justice system, it said.

(Reporting by Timothy Gardner and Ayesha Rascoe; Editing by Jeffrey Benkoe)