- Associated Press - Wednesday, August 3, 2016

DETROIT (AP) - President Barack Obama has shortened the federal prison sentences of four people from Michigan convicted of drug crimes.

The cases were among 214 commutations announced Wednesday by the Obama administration.

William Freeman’s 40-year sentence will expire on Dec. 1. The Detroit man has been in prison since 1990.

Samuel Grooms of Clinton Township got a life sentence in 2005. It has been cut to 20 years. Vince King’s life sentence from 1996 will expire on Dec. 1 after 20 years.

John Tolliver of Holly was given a 20-year prison in 2005. It also will expire on Dec. 1.

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