https://www.whitehouse.gov/blog/201...ma-has-now-commuted-sentences-248-individuals President Obama Has Now Commuted the Sentences of 348 Individuals Underscoring his commitment to reforming our criminal justice system, the President has commuted the sentences of more individuals than the past 7 presidents combined. obamawhitehouse.archives.gov the President announced 61 new grants of commutation to individuals serving years in prison under outdated and unduly harsh sentencing laws. More than one-third of them were serving life sentences. To date, the President has now commuted the sentences of 248 individuals – more than the previous six Presidents combined. And, in total, he has commuted 92 life sentences.