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Did Hell Just Freeze Over? Obama to Free Scores of Non-Violent Drug Offenders from Prison

“Prison is for rapists, thieves, and murderers. If you lock someone up for smoking a plant that makes them happy, you’re the fucking criminal.” – Joe Rogan

Washington D.C. — The timeless words of Joe Rogan seem to be taking their toll on the consciences of American politicians. To kidnap and lock people in a cage for a personal choice and action that harms no one, is an evil act. Some politicians are figuring this out — or at least pandering to public demand. Either way, the result is the same.

Despite largely continuing the drug war and drastically increasing raids on medical marijuana facilities as compared to his predecessor, Barack Obama has somehow managed to dupe people into thinking he was pro legalized pot.

Over the years, Obama has blown a lot of smoke (pun intended) when it came to his views on the war on drugs. He’s played Mr. Nice Guy while his heavily militarized government task forces have laid waste to the rights and >

Under Obama, police in America, through the federal 1033 program, have acquired MRAP’s, grenade launchers, and even Apache attack choppers; most of which have been used enforcing immoral and unethical drug laws.

However, no one, not even the glorious dictator on high, can stop an idea whose time has come. 

The people have spoken, and politicians who continue to call for the imprisonment of non-violent individuals for their personal choices are being exposed for the vile and obstinate tyrants they are.

Apparently this notion has made it to the ear of his majesty, Barack Obama.

According to the NY Times, 

Sometime in the next few weeks, aides expect President Obama to issue orders freeing dozens of federal prisoners locked up on nonviolent drug offenses. With the stroke of his pen, he will probably commute more sentences at one time than any president has in nearly half a century.

The expansive use of his clemency power is part of a broader effort by Mr. Obama to correct what he sees as the excesses of the past, when politicians eager to be tough on crime threw away the key even for minor criminals. With many Republicans and Democrats now agreeing that the nation went too far, Mr. Obama holds the power to unlock that prison door, especially for young African-American and Hispanic men disproportionately affected.

But even as he exercises authority more assertively than any of his modern predecessors, Mr. Obama has only begun to tackle the problem he has identified. In the next weeks, the total number of commutations for Mr. Obama’s presidency may surpass 80, but more than 30,000 federal inmates have come forward in response to his administration’s call for clemency applications. A cumbersome review process has advanced only a small fraction of them. And just a small fraction of those have reached the president’s desk for a signature.

Any time the state admits it was wrong, and innocent people are freed from their cages of oppression; it’s a win for freedom. If one life is spared the horrid fate of being caged like an animal for possessing or ingesting a plant that grows from the ground, this is good news.

However, there are tens of thousands of non-violent drug offenders locked in steel cages across this country, many of them are in for possession alone. The slow and rusty cogs of the bureaucratic leviathan can’t turn fast enough. For every non-violent drug offender the president frees, five more are thrown in. Why?

Locking up drug users has proven to be quite the profitable venture.

It is much easier to walk out on the street corner and shakedown a teenager who may have an illegal plant in his pocket than it is to examine the evidence in a rape or murder case. The so-called “Private” Prisons know this and have subsequently found their niche in this immoral war on drugs.

The term Private Prison is a farce from the get-go.

A truly Private prison would not be solely funded by taxpayer dollars. These Private prisons are nothing more than a fascist mixture of state and corporate, completely dependent upon the extortion factor of the state, i.e., taxation, as a means of their corporate sustenance.

A truly Private prison would have a negative incentive to boost its population for the simple fact that it is particularly expensive to house inmates. On the contrary, these fascist, or more aptly, corporatist prisons contractually require occupancy rates of 95%-100%.

The requirement for a 95% occupancy rate creates a de facto demand for criminals. Think about that for a second; a need or demand for people to commit crimes is created by this corporatist arrangement. The implications associated with demanding people commit crimes are horrifying.

Creating a completely immoral demand for “criminals” leads to the situation in which we find ourselves today. People, who are otherwise entirely innocent, are labeled as criminals for their personal choices and thrown in cages. We are now witnessing a vicious cycle between law enforcement, who must create and arrest criminals, and the corporatist prison system that constantly demands more prisoners.

The police and prison corporations know that without the war on drugs, this windfall of money, cars, and houses — ceases to exist.

If you want to know who profits from ruining lives and throwing marijuana users in cages, we need only look at who bribes (also known as lobbies) the politicians to keep the war on drugs alive.

Below is a list of the top five industries who need you locked in a cage for possessing a plant in order to ensure their job security.

  1. Police Unions: Coming in as the number one contributor to politicians for their votes to lock you in a cage for a plant are the police themselves. They risk taking massive pay cuts and losing all their expensive militarized toys without the war on drugs.
  2. Private Prison Corporations: No surprise here. The corporatist prison lobby is constantly pushing for stricter laws to keep their stream of tax dollars flowing.
  3. Alcohol and Beer Companies: These giant corporations hate competition, so why not pay millions to keep a cheaper and far safer alcohol alternative off the market?
  4. Pharmaceutical Corporations: The hypocrisy of marijuana remaining a Schedule 1 drug, “No Medical Use Whatsoever,” seems criminal when considering that pharmaceutical companies reproduce a chemical version of THC and are able to market and sell it as such. Ever hear of Marinol? Big pharma simply uses the force of the state to legislate out their competition; which happens to be nature.
  5. Prison Guard Unions: The prison guard unions are another group, so scared of losing their jobs, that they would rather see thousands of non-violent and morally innocent people thrown into cages, than look for another job.

What does it say about a society who’s resolute in enacting violence against their fellow human so they can have a job to go to in the morning?

The person who wants to ingest a substance for medical or recreational reasons is not the criminal. However, the person that would kidnap, cage, or kill someone because they have a different lifestyle is a villain on many fronts.

When does this vicious cycle end?

The good news is that the drug war’s days are numbered, especially seeing that it’s reached the White House, and they are taking action, even if it is symbolic. Evidence of this is everywhere. States are defying the federal government and refusing to lock people in cages for marijuana. Colorado and Washington served as a catalyst in a seemingly exponential awakening to the government’s immoral war.

Following suit were Oregon, D.C., and Alaska. Medical marijuana initiatives are becoming a constant part of legislative debates nationwide. We’ve even seen bills that would not only completely legalize marijuana but deregulate it entirely, like corn.

As more and more states refuse to kidnap and cage marijuana users, the drug war will continue to implode. We must be resilient in this fight.

If doing drugs bothers you, don’t do drugs. When you transition from holding an opinion — to using government violence to enforce your personal preference, you become the bad guy. Don’t be the bad guy.

  • Scores to be frred, tens of thousands to go…

  • they can’t vote in prison.

  • They were non-violent when they went into prison.

  • Marko Polo

  • Yes I do agree

  • How about freeing everyone immorally incarcerated for the oxymoron of a victimless crime. They should be paid reparations, ideally from the police unions, prosecutors, etc.. That have profited from this travesty of justice! To think of all the real crimes that have went unpunished because they were too busy kidnapping and robbing the assets of non-criminals – disgusting!

    • The legislators created the laws. The rest were doing their jobs. Blame the ones who create stupid laws that create bigger problems than they were trying to fix.

      Most of the problems we have today were created by government trying to “fix” something.

    • no miss hern, most of the problems we have now were done by govt trying to appease and suck the cocks of the wanna be kings and queens of this country. in fact, there is only one problem in this country, that if fixed, will solve all the rest, and that’s income inequality, or stolen wages as it should be called.

    • @ Gina Hern, I see your point, however, our lawmakers are merely whores to lobbyists, the Monsantos, Goldman Sachs, the police union, etc…what really needs to have the spotlight is, who is paying for (promoting this), and who is profiting from it? In this case, the private prison industry (legalized slavery), the various law enforcement unions – which includes those that pay into it.
      The argument “I was just following orders.” Wasn’t effective at the Nuremberg trials.
      I have never been able to get this logic through to those that profit from the continuation of these policies – guess that’s human nature.
      The only time our lawmakers think for themselves is when they vote themselves a raise 😉
      As an aside, I would rather the title read…frees those incarcerated for victimless crimes. Those that stole via fraud or otherwise the life savings or property from little old ladies without using violence I would like to see remaining in a cell!

    • I agree but Governors are in control of state prisons. The government is in control of federal prisons. States has the most incarcerated population in the world for frivolous minor crimes turned into felonies.

    • State legislators and Governors are no stranger to corruption just like their federal cousins. There is awesome power in being able to lock people away at will, the ruling class has done it for thousands of years, and make no doubt about it, there is a ruling class in the United States.
      The upping the ante, so to speak, the making of minor crimes into felonies, etc…I was stumped by this for a while, then it dawned on me, much gets denied to felons, guns, jobs, government assistance, giving them the ability to further deny the rights of more people and giving those with denied rights very little in the way of ability to fight back.

    • What really needs to happen is people need to stop “just doing their jobs.” Have some fucking morals; put them above your selfish monetary desires! Instead of “just doing your job” let’s think if what we’re doing is right or wrong! Duh! The “just doing my job” mentality symbolizes idiocracy and shows how stupid of a country we are as a whole when we can’t decide that what we’re doing is wrong just because somebody told you to do it and offered to pay you for it!!! Are we all really just slaves and simply do as were told? Can’t think for ourselves? Idiots like that are the ones who have given the us government a literal monopoly on everything life has to offer. Let that sink in for a minute. Now tell me the difference between organized crime syndicates and the mob!!!

    • Natalie, Jay,…the real problem is capitalism. it is pure evil. it drives people to worship money and it results in making ANYTHING a commodity.anything to raise capital is ok.including one’s freedom. profit is the only concern.

    • Capitalism wouldn’t be so bad if our own government didn’t write laws that help business and hurt workers/the people.

    • Capitalism also wouldn’t be so bad if our anti monopoly laws were actually anti monopoly laws. Let’s be honest; they don’t do shit at all! All a big corporation has to do if it wants to do something anti monopoly laws say it can’t legally, is create another company that does it. The big company is even able to own the smaller company. But because it’s under two different “entities” it’s all okay!

    • Frank Black these problems exist, actually they are usually worse (gulags) in ‘openly’ communist and fascist states. I would call what we have now in the US Neo fascism, all the talk of freedom is just marketing at this point. Crony capitalism that is most evident in today’s America is not capitalism at all.

    • The government colludes with big business and pushes all the little guys out – the mega corps can afford all the regulation, etc…that’s why everything thing in America is becoming so damn homogenized. All the mega chains, you go into a bar or restaurant in Chicago it looks the same as the one in ten other regions of the country – Yuck!!! Bring back the Ma and Pa stores, if your customers are your neighbors you are much more likely to give a shit about them right?

    • Perfect example of that is nys medical marijuana program. Charging “applicants” $200k for the license. There’s a fee just to apply. And they STILL get to hand pick who distributes, produces and all of that. These companies aren’t even from New York lol. Individuals literally don’t even have a shot at it, because the government controls everything about it because they see it as a huge money maker. And that money won’t even go towards paying off any kind of tax payer debt either lmao

    • The war on drugs has evolved into a scheme for politics to profit off of. It’s becoming okay for people to decide what they do w their bodies now that the govt has figured out a way to regulate and profit from it

    • Ugh, Ryan Zielinski f’ing Illinois did the same thing – parasites get control and ruin it. When I read what the maggots of Illinois were proposing for licensing ($500,000.) I thought the black market much more likable.

    • It’s insanity. Everybody I know who’s pro marijuana thinks it’s a good thing because they refuse to look at the big picture

    • it happened to me,the bastard who locked me up got locked up himself,for being a bastard,it’s nothing to do with capitalism,it’s about a bunch of psychopaths wanting to control people.

    • What a great idea !

  • Yeah he also said he would remove the troops in afghanistan after 16 months. Believe this man I do not.

  • Leonard Peltier. An innocent man in prison for over 30 years. Obummer won’t touch him because the FBI lies would be exposed. Nobody cares about drug addicts who can vote…

    • But the voting system is rigged

    • Over 30 years? So he’s been in prison under the Bush, Clinton, Bush Sr., Reagan, and Carter administrations. And none of them let him go either. “Nobody cares about drug addicts who can vote…?” And “Obummer?” C’mon dude.

    • Says the alcoholic..

    • look up the facts for yourself. Amnesty International, Mandela and a host of others have demanded his release. He is a political prisoner framed by the fbi. Get you head outta the sand and look it up.

    • Josh, put your crack pipe down and read a book or two.

    • Thank you, he has been over looked for so long!

    • An arresting FBI official admitted on his death bed that they conspired too frame Leonard… He wanted to die knowing that the world knew and this horrible wrong could finally be set right. Despite this, many years later he remains in prison. Check out out. This death confession was during the GWBush administration.

  • Scores? There’s 8 million in jail and prison. Nearly half for minor drug and non violent offenses. What’s he getting like 3 million released and treatment. 2 million?

  • Distractions people!!!

  • That pos is the biggest criminal ever to sit in that office.

  • He needs those votes for his third election

  • This man has nothing to do with their release… THE DOJ MADE PUSH FOR IT NOT HIM!

  • Better see what his right hand is doing.

  • obviously he needs to do some like this after it came out they knew they were bombing innocent people.

  • It’s really not so clear-cut. Good luck!

  • FREE LEONARD PELTIER!!!

  • That’s great! He still goes down for crimes against humanity!

  • No doubt the Huckabee and Cruz types will say this destroys their freedom of religion.

  • Sure it’s just for Blacks and Muslims.

    • Do they have stop and frisk in your neighborhood?

    • Yes they have! Yeah and for nothing.

    • Never found drugs on me either.

    • No Charles, the police state is pushing in on everyone’s doorstep. This new UN quasi Fed Gov pre-crimes type unit out of the DoJ is focusing on anti-government patriots …not typically a black or Muslim group.

  • doesnt change the fact that we still have the largest prison population on the planet. Releasing 6,000 non-violent drug offenders doesnt even begin to make a dent

  • The impact on families is ridiculous. These people wont be able to obtain work. Jail does nothing to deter or prevent addiction. Maybe social workers can help down and out people instead of treating them like criminals.

  • No victim no crime… Thefirst thing I ever agreed with what hedid

  • Distraction

  • I wonder if the people who will be pardoned would agree with all of your negative comment below. Try to have some empathy for them for God sake!

    • If American people had more empathy for fellow man. We probably wouldn’t have as many addiction problems in America. Only in America can people be rich and famous like Robin Williams and still feel alone.

  • Not enough. He could remove cannabis from the control substances list and end the war on cannabis right there.

  • When he opens the door to free one… SHOVE HIM IN AND THROW AWAY THE KEY!

  • Yep, just like a couple others have pointed out above.. It’s quite a coincidence that hundreds of thousands are to be released in an election year. I totally agree with the act, just not the actor.

  • Fuckin hell yeah

  • do you think this will suffice for the amurican people for all the killing this psychopathic hit man has accomplished?

  • Of course the only reason they are being freed is because THEY NEVER SHOULD’VE BEEN PUT IN PRISON IN THE FIRST PLACE

  • Probably so us liberals will all have a better taste in our mouth when the DNC coronates Hillary. Make us think the corporatist shills are really not so bad.

  • They were nonviolent. I’m sure years of prison changed that.

  • Smoke screen designed to draw your eye’s away from what is really going on…

  • He’s tried to do most of the things he said he would if elected. He hasn’t been the wizard with a magic wand. He’s at least kept trying to institute things he believes is best for the country. I didn’t vote for him. I voted for Gary Johnson. Can’t knock Obama to hard for trying to keep his word.

  • Need to do it for state prisons. Federal prisons are a luxury compared to what is happening in state prisons.

  • Those beds will be filled in a week with people convicted of the same crimes. This is a political play and nothing more. It does nothing to address the reason they were there in the first place.

  • We rehabilitate to teach hatred, violence, contraband smuggling and slavery. Backwards just like everything else. It’s good news but sad at the same time.

  • Everyone knows it had to wait until the end of his term . . . or it would have been at minimum character assassination . . .

  • Still a long way to go before they are all freed

  • But I wonder how many pled to a simple drug offender plea from something really much worse.

  • It makes sense for both sides. Liberals generally don’t believe in incriminating people with drug addiction, and conservatives generally want lower taxes. This decision helps with both sides.

  • Why arrest them then?

  • about time

  • He is making room for non obama supporters

  • This is to distract the public from russia taking down Isis

  • While he’s doing this have an eye on what the other hand is doing.

  • Scores is millions too few.

  • 2011 census indicated that over 600,000 people were incarcerated for marijuana and non violent crimes, more than all the violent rapiest, murderes, thieves, and other violent crimes combined.

    While I am for the release of all of them, there is another big problem this will create I’m not sure anyone has thought about or talked about.

    Even if we released half of these people 300,000 where are all these people going to work, or sleep at. We need between a quarter and a half a million new jobs for all these people? What about health care? A small portion of inmates I’m sure have health problems that need to be dealt with, some indefinitely like diabetes for example.

    Housing, where are you going to house all these people. We already have a really bad over burdened and under funded homeless problem in america that needs to be overhauled and fixed, and the system won’t be able to handle all these new people, the system can’t seem to handle the hundreds of thousands of homeless people already out there right now.

    • The entire system could easily turn around by obsolescence of low standards. Wake up the politicians. Discard low standards that kill people and leave lifelong misery.

  • They knew what they were doing was against the law, yet they still broke it.

  • Documentaries and Articles describing why the U.S. and rest of the world is collapsing :

    “The 4 Horsemen”: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5fbvquHSPJU (How bankers are robbing Americans of everything we have.)

    “Why We Fight”: Why the U.S. is continuously at war (for no good reason).

    “Zeitgeist Addendum”: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EewGMBOB4Gg (Why the wars.)

    “Dirty Wars”: Why these recent wars.

    “The Tillman Story”: The killing and cover-up of Pat Tillman in Afghanistan

    “The Fog of War”: How the Vietnam War was a mistake (narrated by Sec D at the time, Rob McNamara)

    “In the Year of the Pig”: How Vietnam was a scam (much like Iraq)

    “The Most Dangerous Man In America”: Unconvering how Vietnam was scam via “The Pentagon Papers”.

    “Zeitgeist Moving Forward”: Analysis of America’s pathologic culture: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4Z9WVZddH9w

    America is an engine for violence NOT democracy: http://www.alternet.org/noam-chomsky-why-america-gravest-threat-world-peace

    War On Terror is simply a taxpayer ripoff: http://www.facebook.com/MrMehdiHasan/videos/1615264238726824/

    Cost of the Iraq and Afghanistan wars in the TRILLIONS: research.hks.harvard.edu/publications/workingpapers/citation.aspx?PubId=8956&type=WPN

    Cost of the Iraq and Afghanistan wars in the TRILLIONS: http://www.hks.harvard.edu/news-events/publications/impact-newsletter/archives/summer-2013/the-costs-of-the-iraq-and-afghanistan-wars

    Iraq War death toll: http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2013/10/131015-iraq-war-deaths-survey-2013/

    Afghanistan is a complete scam: http://www.veteranstoday.com/2012/09/02/breaking-afghanistan-americas-total-lie-war/

    Drone strikes are designed in increase war: http://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2014/nov/24/-sp-us-drone-strikes-kill-1147

    The Defense Department is a taxpayer ripoff: http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/11/18/us-usa-pentagon-waste-specialreport-idUSBRE9AH0LQ20131118

    Human tradition of wasting enormous sums of resources on weapons: http://www.ranker.com/list/biggest-military-wastes-of-money/mike-rothschild?llid=RKAr&utm_source=facebook&utm_medium=pd_inf&utm_campaign=LS&format=BLOG&luid=6a8783fd-09d6-4b73-a415-95887361cb14

    “Action Man” (anti-war satire/reality from Britain): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8KtyMcb86go

    Middle East tension 101: http://www.quora.com/Which-countries-in-the-Middle-East-hate-each-other-and-why

    IRAN had democracy and then the CIA took it away: http://www.theguardian.com/world/2013/aug/19/cia-admits-role-1953-iranian-coup

    America is a plutocracy:

    American corruption in a picture: http://bulletin.represent.us/wp-content/uploads/2015/06/CorruptionStatRundown.gif

    “Inside Job”: How bankers are robbing Americans of everything we have.

    “The 4 Horsemen”: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5fbvquHSPJU (How bankers are robbing Americans of everything we have.)

    America is fastly turning into a 3rd world country: http://www.alternet.org/economy/6-economic-facts-life-america-allow-rich-run-our-wealth-0

    The Economist discusses the current plutocracy in the U.S.: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QzQYA9Qjsi0

    Congress is academically proven to work ONLY for the richest 1%: http://www.facebook.com/RepresentUs/videos/1175704729110063/?pnref=story

    Who actually rules America (we are NOT a democracy or a republic): http://www2.ucsc.edu/whorulesamerica/power/wealth.html

    Current state of power in the U.S. : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U1Qt6a-vaNM

    Current state of the U.S. corrupt government: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DHpVA_fO2zk

    U.S. propaganda (how the wealthy sell us to be poor): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tbbfr9OJTfY

    American infrastucture is trashed: http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/04/24/us-usa-infrastructure-bridges-idUSBREA3N1FQ20140424

    American infrastucture ranked 11th in the world: http://www.businessinsider.com/wef-countries-best-infrastructure-world-2015-9?utm_content=buffer2fc55&utm_medium=social&utm_source=facebook.com&utm_campaign=buffer

    Costa Rica is the happiest country: http://www.nytimes.com/2010/01/07/opinion/07kristof.html?_r=1

    Portugal successfully legalizes drugs:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y7LKfLxVtzE

    http://mic.com/articles/110344/14-years-after-portugal-decriminalized-all-drugs-here-s-what-s-happening

    Prison indistrial complex is a taxpayer ripoff: http://www.truthdig.com/report/item/the_prison_state_of_america_20141228

    “TWA Flight 800”: The cover-up of the downing of TWA Flight 800.

  • So do you guys just get bored and post the same shit or do you have like a list of things that you beat like a dead horse once or twice a month?

  • I’m sure some of them broke into or robbed someone to get drugs,maybe didn’t get caught in the act but got busted for drugs. Recycled. .

  • Nothing he does to restore his reputation will be taken seriously.

  • Free D iontre Stanton!!!!!

  • Photo-op, nothing more. “SCORES?” There are THOUSANDS.

  • Its a start! (Y)
    Keep in mind, politics strategize their power-moves / grabs. What not they ‘approve’ of or “let” us do isn’t of high importance, but what is that’s morally right!

    Remember, they only serve their selves and, their Ruling Class’ paradigm, not us people!

    • It is time all individuals start taking action, for their own lives, responsibilities and, in their own communities; never having to ask for “permission” for what is right! I do not advocate suicide or self-sacrifice, but to think and live in their own accord; to not live compulsively to the dictates of others far less worthy or capable of providing your wants and needs, let alone of your understanding.

  • Yes lets incarcerate these humans on low idiotic drug charges rob them of thier life and humanity and release them after becoming adjusted to jail standards the rehabilitation process back to society in our prisons does not exist

  • Non violent crimes should be treated totally different than violent ones

  • He is looking for votes!!!

  • Gotta do something to distract the people from the way they’ve been screwed over under the “Affordable Care Act” and the fact that he’s about to screw them over even more with the TPP.

  • Is this how you compensate for bombing a hospital?

  • How many is scores? Because last time was supposed to be thousands and it turned out to be 80.

  • No, but when you bomb a hospital, it sure does help out your image.

  • Click Bait Title, he has only free’d 80 according to this article when then need to free tens of thousands.

  • …What’s the catch?

  • They are making room for political dissidents

  • Yeah lets let drug offender out of prison but not change the law that puts them there, opening up cells to fill them with more drug offenders

  • Awesome

  • “July 4th, 2015” it’s now October 17th…

  • Not enough

  • My brother is coming home after 13 years for some dope in someone’s trunk. He could have signed that bill years ago! Fuck Obama!

    • There is definitely more to be done and Obama had best not brag about meager beginnings.

  • Votes for what?

  • There are non-violent offenders that had others hired as muscle. Non-violent doesn’t make them all innocent of committing violent offenses.

  • Thanyou!

  • ABOUT TIME!!!!

  • Own up about 9/11 Obama. We know you were financed by lobby groups who told you to leave it alone. But your conscience has to deal with this one day. How on Earth could you conceal and cover up what the Bush regime did? Because you all have the same paymasters.

  • may the law sutes start here put the dirty cops in ther big girl pantys

  • NOT A BIG DEAL==6000 INMATES OUT A 1 AND A HALF MILLION? NICE START- TRY LETTING 6000 NON-VIOLENT/DRUG INMATES OUT A MONTH AND THEN YOUR DOING SOMETHING, UNTIL THEN? = LIP SERVICE IS NOT NEEDED……

  • I am all for having non violent men and women who have been un Lawfully held in a private for profit prison released immediately, but you all can bet your asses that Barry Soetoro is not doing what he is doing just to be the good guy. The psychopaths always have something up their sleeves.

  • Expunge their records. Punishment will follow them unless their records are expunged. Fewer job opportunities. Fewer housing options.

  • it’s taken long enough, this is the first step of many in the right direction lets just hope someone takes office and continues these proper steps forward.

  • In his last year of office-glad to see priorities are so well managed.

  • A good start, Mr. Obama. We have a long way to go still.

  • He needs to pardon Leonard peltier. He was framed, a scapegoat for the FBI

  • How about non-violent drug offenders on probation? Im sick and tired of this bullshit, i had a cop try and HIT MY CAR i avoided him and what do i get? I get probation for smoking some mary. Wtf kind of shit is that. So let me get this straight, people who are “high” are a danger to sober drivers, yet a sober POLICE driver tried to intentionally hit a “high” driver and the “high” driver avoided it? Within mere seconds? Yeah “high” drivers are a huuuuuuuge danger. “Justice”

  • well unless they all get to go to college it will be a total waste as they will all end up back in jail.

  • Elizabeth Rose Rigler

  • I’ll believe it when I see it..

  • Yay !

  • Is he going to free White Boy Rick?

  • They are not free yet…ok

  • Great and decision made wisely