- Associated Press - Thursday, May 5, 2016

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) - A northern New Jersey man is one of 58 convicts to have his sentence commuted under an order issued by President Barack Obama.

Kenneth Kemp of Guttenberg was sentenced to life in prison in 1994 in Virginia for offenses including conspiracy, possession and distribution of cocaine and cocaine base and traveling in aid of racketeering.

On Thursday, Obama commuted Kemp’s sentence so that it will expire on September 2.

The commutations are part of a broader effort to revamp the criminal justice system and ease punishments for nonviolent drug offenders.

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