Barack Obama has had a historical run as the president of our nation for many different reasons. One of the ways he’s made history is by granting clemency, or commuting (shortening) the prison sentences of many individuals who were sent behind bars on very harsh sentences.

 

The individuals were all sent to jail after committing nonviolent crimes while the War on Drugs was raging in America. Why offer clemency to these prisoners?

 

There have been many legal reforms as to how we sentence drug criminals in recent years. If convicted today, the individuals in question would have received …