Obama Clemency Recipient Ordered Back to Prison

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Carol Richardson of Texas was sentenced to life in prison in 2006 for possessing 50 grams or more of crack cocaine. Prosecutors said she intended to distribute the drugs. She claimed the chunks of cocaine were to feed her own addiction. Former President Obama agreed with criminal justice reform advocates who argued that the law unjustly treated those found with crack cocaine the same as those caught with more expensive, but less bulky, pure form of powder cocaine. Obama granted . . .

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