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U.S. President Barack Obama speaks in the Eisenhower Executive Office Building in Washington, DC. on March 25, 2015.

The prison door creaks open

On Tuesday, President Obama used the Constitution’s pardon power to shorten the sentences of 22 federal narcotics prisoners. All but one of them will be released on July 28, years ahead of their scheduled completion dates. This group came from every corner of the country, but had one thing in common: All had been sentenced to at least 235 months...

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