President Obama has been releasing prisoners who are serving long sentences for nonviolent crimes. Obama stated last year that the U.S was going to release 6,000 prisoners but his time is running up as the 2016 Presidential Election is near.
CNN reports that Obama is releasing 214 more prisoners this week including Minnie Pearl Thomas, the grandmother of Denver Broncos Demaryius Thomas. She was serving a life sentence for cocaine trafficking. Thomas thanked Obama:
“Wanna Thank the @POTUS for everything he’s done for my family, and a lot more families giving them second chances. Couldn’t be a better day!”
Obama freed his mother last year who was serving 20 years for drug distribution.