Clemency concerns

Posted Tuesday, Apr. 29, 2014  comments  Print Reprints

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Calling for “racial fairness,” the Obama administration is weighing the release of 20,000 drug felons who have been in prison for 10 years or more.

They may be in prison for nonviolent crimes, but they aren’t there because they got caught with an ounce of pot.

Most if not all are in prison because of multiple offenses.

Drug addicts very seldom go to jail just for drugs; drug addicts steal to pay for their habit.

Men who have been in prison 10 years are hardened, mean criminals. You don’t live in prison for 10 years and come out an upstanding citizen.

The Star-Telegram article said “hundreds or maybe thousands” of prisoners will be released, but then it says up to 12 percent of 210,000 inmates, that’s over 20,000 criminals back on the streets, with no education or job skills.

Guess what they are going to do for money?

— Robert M. Moon, Fort Worth

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