President Obama Commutes Chelsea Manning's Prison Sentence

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President Barack Obama issued another round of commutations for those imprisoned on drug charges, with three New Jersey men among 209 people affected by his latest acts of clemency.

The former USA military intelligence analyst behind the biggest breach of classified materials in USA history, currently six years into a 35-year sentence, should now be released in May.

Snyder was sentenced to 262 months in prison followed by 10 years of supervised release on November 19, 2007.

The news comes amid other high-profile commutations granted by the president as he prepares to leave office on Friday. Obama also pardoned 64 individuals, including retired Gen. James Cartwright, the former vice chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, who pleaded guilty to one count of making false statements to federal authorities.

Arthur Edmonds of Passaic, sentenced to more than 27 years in prison and five years supervised release on August 5, 2003, for selling, distributing, possessing and dispensing controlled substances, had his sentence commuted to May 17.

Her attorney had argued her sentence exceeded worldwide legal norms, and she has twice attempted suicide. This is an important development both for government transparency and for transgender rights. "It is unconscionable that she languished in prison for years while those allegedly implicated by the information she revealed still haven't been brought to justice".