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Georgia man among clemency recipients committed to "positively transforming their communities"

Tingey Injury Law Firm

Today President Biden approved clemency to 16 individuals convicted of nonviolent drug offenses including a “family man” from Douglasville, GA.

Jeffery Alan Lewis, 58, pleaded guilty to a nonviolent drug offense when he was 40 years old, according to the White House news release. Officials said Lewis would have received a “significantly shorter sentence” had he been sentenced under modern law. Since he supervised release, he has been consistently employed and is contributing "to the community through charitable works and active community engagement."

The President pardoned 10 additional individuals and commuted the sentences of five others, noting the recipients commitment to “improving their lives and positively transforming their communities.”

President Biden also noted that April is Second Chance month, an opportunity to reaffirm his commitment to rehabilitation and reentry programs and building a criminal justice system that “ensures that everyone receives equal justice under law.”

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