President Obama commutes prison sentences for three Kentuckians as administration nears end

12/20/2016 10:02 AM

President Barack Obama is cutting prison time short for three Kentuckians who are serving time for drug offenses, the White House announced this week.

In total, Obama granted clemency to 231 individuals – the most granted in a single day by any U.S. president, according to the White House.


Source: Department of Justice

“For the commutation recipient, it is the story of an individual who has made the most of his or her time in prison, by participating in educational courses, vocational training, and drug treatment. These are the stories that demonstrate the successes that can be achieved — by both individuals and society — in a nation of second chances,” Neil Eggleston, White House Counsel to the President, wrote in a White House blog.

According to the White House, the Kentuckians receiving commuted sentences include:

*Larry Lamont Davie – Oak Grove, KY
Offense: Conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute 50 grams or more of a mixture or substance containing cocaine base; aiding and abetting possession with intent to distribute 50 grams or more of a mixture or substance containing cocaine base; possession of a firearm in the furtherance of a drug trafficking crime; Western District of Kentucky
Sentence: 180 months’ imprisonment; five years’ supervised release (January 8, 2007)
Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to expire on April 18, 2017.

*Aaron Glasscock – Lebanon, KY
Offense: Conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute and to distribute cocaine; Northern District of Florida
Sentence: 360 months’ imprisonment; five years’ supervised release (February 17, 2000); amended to 292 months’ imprisonment (November 1, 2015)
Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to expire on April 18, 2017.

*Jack Howton – Central City, KY
Offense: Conspiracy to knowingly and intentionally possess with intent to distribute 50 grams or more of pure methamphetamine; attempted to knowingly possess with intent to distribute 50 grams or more of pure methamphetamine; knowingly and intentionally possess with intent to distribute and distributed a mixture of methamphetamine; felon in possession of a firearm; attempted intimidation to influence testimony of witness (two counts); Western District of Kentucky
Sentence: Life imprisonment; six years’ supervised release (February 13, 2006)
Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to a term of 360 months’ imprisonment.

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