President Obama commuted the prison sentences of 79 inmates on Tuesday, upholding his pledge to release non-violent and low-level, drug offenders, The Hill reports.
President Obama says solitary confinement has long term consequences that affect an inmates ability to be reintroduced into society
The new initiative will increase employment opportunities for those previously convicted of non-violent crimes.
The president is also expected to focus on some of his signature issues, such as criminal justice reform, after he leaves the White House
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