President Obama commutes prison sentence of CSRA man

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BLACKVILLE, S.C. (WJBF) – A CSRA man was one of 111 convicted felons to have their prison sentences commuted by President Obama on Tuesday.

Travis Dwaine Corley of Blackville, South Carolina was sentenced to 20 years in prison, followed by 10 years supervised release, in 2003 after being convicted on charges of possession with intent to distribute 50 grams or more of cocaine.

As a result of President Obama’s commutation of his sentence, Corley will be released from prison on December 28th.

According to whitehouse.gov, President Obama has now commuted the sentences of 673 individuals, more than the past ten Presidents combined.

The website explains the President’s reasoning for the commutations with the following: “Our nation faces a cycle of poverty, criminality, and incarceration that traps too many Americans and weakens too many communities. Since taking office, President Obama has fought for a smarter and more equitable criminal justice system. He has been committed to using all the tools at his disposal to remedy the unfairness at the heart of the system-including the presidential power to grant clemency.”

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