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Obama grants 111 additonal commutations, includes three from Northeast Ohio

Posted: 10:42 PM, Aug 30, 2016
Updated: 2016-08-31 07:04:21-04

After granting commutation to 214 federal inmates, Obama granted 111 additional commutations to inmates on Tuesday. This marks the greatest number of commutations ever granted by a president in a single month, as he has commuted the sentences of 325 people in the month of August alone, The 111 from Tuesday include three Ohio men. 

The individuals have committed nonviolent drug crimes and have 'taken steps toward rehabilitation, earning their second chance.' They include:

  • Eddie James Davis of Bedford, Ohio, convicted of possession with intent to distribute cocaine He was originally sentenced for 240 months imprisonment with 10 years supervised release in November of 2006. His sentence was commuted to expire in December.
     
  • James Dillehay of Akron, Ohio, convicted of conspiracy to possess and distribute cocaine. He was sentenced to life imprisonment in September of 1993 and had his sentence commuted to a term of 360 months of imprisonment.
     
  • Hal Q. Mincy of Cleveland, Ohio, convicted of possession with intent to distribute more than 50 grams of cocaine base (crack). He was originally sentenced to 240 months of imprisonment and 10 years supervised release in June of 2001. His sentence will now expire in December. 

More than one-third of the President's commutation recipients were serving life sentences.