Obama commutes sentences for 95 people, pardons two: White House

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[December 19, 2015]  WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama on Friday commuted the prison sentences of 95 people, mainly for drug trafficking offenses, and pardoned two others, the White House said in a statement.

Obama is working with lawmakers on reforms of the U.S. criminal justice system to reduce the number of people serving long sentences for non-violent drug crimes, and has said the reforms are one of his top priorities for his remaining year in office.

(Reporting by Roberta Rampton; Editing by Eric Walsh)

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