President Barack Obama has recently commuted the sentences of 61 people across the country, including 2 here in Louisville.
Robert Anthony Anderson was sentenced to life in prison in 1994 for conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute cocaine, attempt to possess with intent to distribute cocaine, aiding and abetting. Anderson will be released on March 30, 2017.
Robin Evette Shoulders was sentenced to 20 years in prison and 10 years of supervised release in 2002 for possession with intent to distribute 50 grams or more of cocaine base, and possession with intent to distribute 500 grams or more of cocaine. Shoulders will be released September 26, 2016.
All 61 inmates are serving time for drug possession, intent to sell or other related crimes. Some were charged with firearms violations, but most are non-violent offenders. This brings the number of commuted sentences up to 248 for President Obama, which is more than the past six presidents combined.