- Associated Press - Friday, December 18, 2015

PHILADELPHIA (AP) - President Barack Obama is commuting the sentences of six non-violent drug offenders in Pennsylvania.

They are among 95 offenders whose sentence commutations were announced by Obama on Friday. Many were convicted of distributing or possessing cocaine or crack-cocaine. The commutations are the most that Obama has issued at one time.

The six men from Pennsylvania include two who had been sentenced to life in prison: Thomas Daniels, of Philadelphia, was sentenced to life in 1996 for crack cocaine distribution; and David Padilla, of Philadelphia, was sentenced to life in 1997 for possession of cocaine with intent to distribute. Daniels’ sentence expires Friday; Padilla’s will expire in April.

The others were Felix Roman, Jr., of Reading; Kenneth Hamlin, Jr., of Pittsburgh, Alberto Gonzalez and Pedro Figueroa, both of Philadelphia.

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