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Sentence cuts benefit 2 from Louisiana; 1 from Mississippi

7 years 3 months 2 days ago Tuesday, August 30 2016 Aug 30, 2016 August 30, 2016 4:55 PM August 30, 2016 in News
Source: Associated Press
By: AP News

NEW ORLEANS - Among 111 federal inmates whose sentences were cut in the latest round of commutations by President Barack Obama are two from Louisiana and one from Mississippi.

Kevin Huff of New Orleans was originally sentenced on cocaine possession-for-distribution charges in 2001 to 25 years - a sentence cut by 25 months in 2008. Obama commuted the sentence Tuesday to expire on Dec. 28.

Danielle Bernard Metz of New Orleans was sentenced to life in prison in 1993 on charges including possession with intent to distribute cocaine and money laundering. Now, the sentence ends Dec. 28.

Charles Harrison of Natchez, Mississippi, was sentenced to nearly 22 years in 2007 for possession with intent to distribute cocaine base. The commutation ends his sentence in two years if he enrolls in drug treatment.

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