Election 2016

Sometimes, America Really Is a Nation of Second Chances

esquire.comThe president got up Wednesday morning and decided to be president some more, as per a message from the White House shebeen. He let 214 people out of prison all at once.

This news likely carries special weight to the 67 individuals serving life sentences—almost all for nonviolent drug crimes—who, up until today, could only imagine what it might be like to once again attend a loved one’s birthday party, walk their child to school, or simply go to the grocery store. All of the individuals receiving commutation today, incarcerated under outdated and unduly harsh sentencing laws, embody the President’s belief that “America is a nation of second chances.”

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