- Associated Press - Tuesday, July 14, 2015

MILWAUKEE (AP) - A Wisconsin man sentenced to life in prison for selling cocaine is among 46 drug offenders who’ve had their sentences commuted by President Barack Obama.

Fifty-eight-year-old Stephen Donovan, from the Milwaukee suburb of Oak Creek, could be transferred soon from a federal prison in Pekin, Illinois to a halfway house to begin reintegration. Obama ordered Donovan’s sentence to end Nov. 10.

The Journal Sentinel (https://bit.ly/1MqZW32 ) reports Donovan, his brother and two other men were indicted in 1992 for conspiring to deliver dozens of pounds of cocaine. Because of prior drug convictions, Donovan was the only one of the four sentenced to the mandatory life sentence.

Since the Obama administration announced last year that it would grant clemency to nonviolent drug offenders, more than 35,000 federal inmates have applied for early release .

___



Information from: Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, https://www.jsonline.com

Sign up for Daily Newsletters

Manage Newsletters

Copyright © 2020 The Washington Times, LLC.

Please read our comment policy before commenting.

 

Click to Read More and View Comments

Click to Hide