President Joe Biden announced Tuesday morning that he has granted clemency to 78 individuals, all of whom were convicted of low-level drug offenses or nonviolent crimes.
Three people were pardoned, and 75 received commutations of their sentences.
It’s the first time Biden has exercised his constitutional clemency powers as president.
Many of the people granted commutations were convicted years ago of crimes that today carry much lighter sentences.
Bolden was accused of trying to sell a copy of a Secret Service file in 1964.
President Joe Biden announced pardons and commutations for 78 people on Tuesday, along with programs designed to help people return to productive roles in society after incarceration.
Dexter Jackson, 52, of Georgia, was convicted in 2002 of using his business to aid in the facilitation of marijuana distribution. »