- Associated Press - Friday, December 18, 2015

ATLANTA (AP) - President Barack Obama is commuting the sentences of six offenders from Georgia in a year-end criminal justice push.

They are among 95 offenders whose sentence commutations were announced Friday by Obama. Offenders from Georgia were convicted of firearm possession, distributing or possessing crack-cocaine and distributing methamphetamine.

The commutations are the most that Obama has issued at once time.

Three men from Georgia had been sentenced to life in prison. Ray Bennett of Hazlehurst was sentenced to life in 1991 for knowingly distributing cocaine; Herbert Lee Christopher Jr. of was sentenced to life for possession of cocaine with intent to distribute; and Lamar Roberson of Savannah, was sentenced for cocaine distribution.

Others include George Andre Axam of Atlanta, Antorrian Adrionne Hawkins and Bruce Lamar Thompson of Dalton.

Each of their sentences expires in April.



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