President Obama commuted the prison sentences of two Oregon men, George Michael Gray of Springfield and Christopher Michael Wright of Elmira. Fifty-nine other prisoners will be also be released as part of Obama’s effort to change sentencing laws — especially with regards to drug offenses.
Gray was found guilty of manufacturing meth and having a gun in connection with drug trafficking. He’s been in jail on a life sentence since 1995.
Wright was found guilty of conspiracy to manufacture and distribute meth. When released in July, he’ll have served 10 years of his 18-year sentence.
Obama commuted the sentences of 46 other prisoners in July 2015. He said their punishments didn’t fit their crimes.
He issued another 95 commutations in December to non-violent drug offenders.