President Obama commuted 111 more prison sentences in August

President Obama greets inmates during a visit to El Reno Federal Correctional Institution in El Reno, Oklahoma, on July 16, 2015. (Photo: The White House/Pete Souza)

President Obama greets inmates during a visit to El Reno Federal Correctional Institution in El Reno, Oklahoma, on July 16, 2015. (Photo: The White House/Pete Souza)

August sets a record for the most commutations granted in a single month as President Obama commuted the sentences of 111 more federal prisoners Tuesday.

At the beginning of the month, 214 men and women had their sentences commuted, putting August’s total 325. Compared to other presidents, Obama has commuted more sentences than the past 10 presidents combined with 673.

None of the 111 prisoners were convicted of violent charges, however, 16 had been convicted of gun charges, mostly felony possession and possession while trafficking drugs.

Malik Abuhamid Ibm Wakil Abdunafi – Baltimore, MD

Offense: Conspiracy to distribute and possess with intent to distribute at least 500 grams of cocaine, at least 50 grams of cocaine base (crack), heroin, and marijuana; distribution of cocaine and cocaine base (crack); distribution of heroin; possession with intent to distribute more than 500 grams of cocaine, at least five grams of cocaine base (crack), heroin, and marijuana; Middle District of Pennsylvania

Sentence: 240 months’ imprisonment; 10 years’ supervised release; $100,000 forfeiture (August 31, 2007)

Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to expire on December 28, 2016, and obligation and payment of forfeiture remitted.

Quentin C. Adams – St. Louis, MO

Offense: Conspiracy to distribute cocaine base; possession with intent to distribute cocaine base (two counts); distribution of cocaine base; Western District of Missouri

Sentence: Life imprisonment; eight years’ supervised release (June 15, 2005)

Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to a term of 262 months’ imprisonment.

Sly Stallone Aikens – Hickory Grove, SC

Offense: Knowingly using and carrying a firearm during and in relation to, and possessing the firearm in furtherance of, a drug trafficking crime (two counts); District of South Carolina

Sentence: 360 months’ imprisonment; five years’ supervised release (April 29, 2005); amended to 235 months’ imprisonment (September 28, 2006)

Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to a term of 180 months’ imprisonment.

Michael Alexander – Charlotte, NC

Offense: Conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute cocaine and cocaine base; Western District of North Carolina

Sentence: 240 months’ imprisonment; 10 years’ supervised release (October 23, 2006)

Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to expire on December 28, 2016.

Alfonso Allen – Miami, FL

Offense: Conspiracy to distribute 50 grams or more of cocaine base; distribution of cocaine base (two counts); possession with intent to distribute cocaine, cocaine base and marijuana; possession of a short barreled shotgun in furtherance of a felony drug offense; possession of a firearm by a convicted felon; possession of an unregistered short barreled shotgun; Southern District of Florida

Sentence: Life plus 10 years’ imprisonment; 10 years’ supervised release (August 25, 2009)

Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to a term of 360 months’ imprisonment.

Brian Allen Altman – New Berlin, WI

Offense: Conspiracy to distribute 500 grams or more of methamphetamine; possession of a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime (two counts); Western District of Virginia

Sentence: 480 months’ imprisonment; five years’ supervised release (February 23, 2007)

Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to a term of 180 months’ imprisonment.

Maurice D. Ball –Kansas City, MO

Offense: Possession with intent to distribute cocaine base; Western District of Missouri

Sentence: 262 months’ imprisonment; eight years’ supervised release (June 22, 2007)

Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to expire on December 28, 2016.

John Franklin Banks – Lynchburg, VA

Offense: Continuing criminal enterprise; Western District of Virginia

Sentence: Life imprisonment; five years’ supervised release; $250 fine (January 14, 2000 (on remand))

Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to a term of 292 months’ imprisonment.

Mancer L. Barrington, III – Norfolk, VA

Offense: Conspiracy to distribute and possess with intent to distribute cocaine and cocaine base; possession with intent to distribute cocaine; Eastern District of Virginia

Sentence: Life imprisonment; 10 years’ supervised release (January 7, 2009)

Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to a term of 180 months’ imprisonment.

Tyrie Bell – Sauk Village, IL

Offense: Possession of a controlled substance with intent to distribute; Northern District of Illinois

Sentence: 360 months’ imprisonment; eight years’ supervised release; $500 restitution (January 19, 2000)

Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to expire on December 28, 2016.

Ronald Owen Bilbrey, Jr.  – Winter Haven, FL

Offense: Conspiracy to traffic in controlled substances; possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine (two counts); attempted possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine; possession with intent to distribute cocaine; possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine; distribution of methamphetamine (three counts); possession of ephedrine with intent to manufacture methamphetamine; Middle District of Florida

Sentence: 360 months’ imprisonment; five years’ supervised release (April 25, 1996)

Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to expire on December 28, 2016.

Tremayne Kendrick Blackwell – Charlotte, NC

Offense: Conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute quantities of cocaine and cocaine base; Western District of North Carolina

Sentence: Life imprisonment; 10 years’ supervised release (February 18, 2009); amended to 240 months’ imprisonment (November 3, 2015)

Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to a term of 180 months’ imprisonment.

Corey Lyndell Blount – Houston, TX

Offense: Use of a communication facility in facilitating the commission of felonies under the Controlled Substance Act; continuing criminal enterprise; Western District of Louisiana

Sentence: Life imprisonment; five years’ supervised release (October 27, 1999)

Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to a term of 360 months’ imprisonment.

Ronald Lee Blount, Jr. – Houston, TX

Offense: Conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute cocaine; use of a communication facility in facilitating the commission of felonies under the Controlled Substance Act; Western District of Louisiana

Sentence: Life imprisonment; 10 years’ supervised release (July 9, 1999)

Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to expire on December 28, 2016.

Jerome Lee Borders – Statesville, NC

Offense: Conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute cocaine and cocaine base; conspiracy to commit money laundering; Western District of North Carolina

Sentence: Life imprisonment; five years’ supervised release (May 6, 2002 )

Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to a term of 240 months’ imprisonment.

Brad Bradley Bradford – Tampa, FL

Offense: Possession with intent to distribute cocaine; Middle District of Georgia

Sentence: 180 months’ imprisonment; three years’ supervised release (November 6, 2008)

Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to expire on August 30, 2018, conditioned upon enrollment in residential drug treatment.

Charles Lee Brandon – Bay City, MI

Offense: Possession with intent to distribute five grams or more of cocaine base; Eastern District of Michigan

Sentence: 262 months’ imprisonment; eight years’ supervised release (December 22, 2008)

Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to a term of 151 months’ imprisonment.

Walter Breland – Statesville, NC

Offense: Possession with intent to distribute more than five kilograms of cocaine base; possession of a firearm during and in relation to a drug trafficking crime; felon in possession of a firearm; Southern District of Indiana

Sentence: 420 months’ imprisonment; eight years’ supervised release (February 12, 2003)

Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to a term of 240 months’ imprisonment.

Eugene Kenneth Brinson – Newark, NJ

Offense: Possess with intent to distribute cocaine base; possess with intent to distribute cocaine hydrochloride & heroin; possess with intent to distribute marijuana; Eastern District of Virginia

Sentence: Life imprisonment; 10 years’ supervised release (September 8, 2006)

Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to a term of 240 months’ imprisonment.

Roosevelt Brockington – Fort Lauderdale, FL

Offense: Distribution in excess of five grams of cocaine base; Middle District of Georgia

Sentence: 262 months’ imprisonment; five years’ supervised release (February 15, 2007)

Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to a term of 188 months’ imprisonment.

Derrick Lewis Bynum – Hyattsville, MD

Offense: Conspiracy to distribute and possess with intent to distribute controlled substances; use of a communications device to facilitate narcotics trafficking (three counts); possession with intent to distribute controlled substances (two counts); possession of a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime; possession of a firearm by a convicted felon; District of Maryland

Sentence: 300 months’ imprisonment; 10 years’ supervised release (December 19, 2006)

Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to a term of 240 months’ imprisonment.

Juan Benito Calbo-Gomez – Corpus Christi, TX

Offense:         1. Conspiracy to distribute and possession with intent to distribute cocaine and cocaine base (crack) and marijuana; Eastern District of Texas

2. Supervised release violation (possession with intent to distribute marijuana); Eastern District of Texas

Sentence:        1. 210 months’ imprisonment; five years’ supervised release (October 17, 2006); amended to 168 months’ imprisonment (November 1, 2014)              

2. 18 months’ imprisonment (February 15, 2007)

Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to expire on December 28, 2016.

Joseph J. Campbell – Summerville, SC

Offense: Conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute and distribution of cocaine and cocaine base; unlawful use of communication facility to facilitate drug trafficking activity; District of South Carolina

Sentence: Life imprisonment; 10 years’ supervised release (February 14, 2006)

Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to expire on December 28, 2016.

Eugene Carlton – Decatur, GA

Offense: Conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute cocaine base; Northern District of Georgia

Sentence: 262 months’ imprisonment; 10 years’ supervised release (May 1, 2002)

Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to expire on December 28, 2016.

Shannon Cave – Bronx, NY

Offense: Possession with intent to distribute more than 50 grams of cocaine base; Western District of Virginia

Sentence: Life imprisonment; 10 years’ supervised release (December 13, 2005)

Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to a term of 188 months’ imprisonment.

Fred Charles, Jr.  – Stopover, KY

Offense: Conspiracy to distribute 500 grams of cocaine; use of a firearm during a drug trafficking crime; Western District of Virginia

Sentence: 248 months’ imprisonment; five years’ supervised release; $500 fine (April 4, 2002)

Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to expire on December 28, 2016.

Duane Clasen – Evansville, WI

Offense:         1. Distribution of approximately 6.85 grams of methamphetamine (mixture), after having previously been convicted of one or more felony drug offenses; Northern District of Iowa

2. Supervised release violation (distribution of amphetamine); Northern District of Iolwa

Sentence:        1. 200 months’ imprisonment (July 25, 2003)                  

2. 36 months’ imprisonment (consecutive); six years’ supervised release; $6,142.75 restitution (October 29, 1999)

Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to expire on August 15, 2017, and unpaid balance of restitution obligation remitted.

Clarence Douglas Coakley – Dermott, AR

Offense: Conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute and distribute cocaine and cocaine base; distribution of cocaine base (two counts); Eastern District of North Carolina

Sentence: Life plus 360 months’ imprisonment; 10 years’ supervised release (December 9, 1996)

Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to a term of 360 months’ imprisonment.

Merlin Coleman – Chicago, IL

Offense: Conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute a controlled substance; use of a communication facility to facilitate the commission of the distribution of a controlled substance (three counts); possession with intent to distribute cocaine; Northern District of Illinois

Sentence: 240 months’ imprisonment; 10 years’ supervised release (January 9, 2004)

Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to expire on December 28, 2016.

Barry Renfold Cooley – Los Angeles, CA

Offense: Conspiracy to distribute narcotics; District of Nebraska

Sentence: Life imprisonment; five years’ supervised release (December 29, 2004)

Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to expire on August 30, 2018, conditioned upon enrollment in residential drug treatment.

Travis Dwaine Corley – Blackville, SC

Offense: Possession with intent to distribute 50 grams or more of cocaine base and a quantity of cocaine; District of South Carolina

Sentence: 240 months’ imprisonment; 10 years’ supervised release (July 23, 2003)

Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to expire on December 28, 2016.

Warren Dean Cornett – Houston, TX

Offense: Conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute in excess of five kilograms of cocaine and in excess of 50 grams cocaine base; possession with intent to distribute in excess of 500 grams of cocaine; possess with intent to distribute in excess of 50 grams of cocaine base; Southern District of Texas

Sentence: Life imprisonment; 10 years’ supervised release (March 27, 1998)

Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to expire on December 28, 2016.

Bobby Richard Cotton, Jr.  – Tampa, FL

Offense: Conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute 50 grams or more of cocaine base; possession with intent to distribute 50 grams or more of cocaine base; Middle District of Florida

Sentence: 262 months’ imprisonment; five years’ supervised release (May 3, 2002)

Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to expire on December 28, 2016.

Jessee Dane Cox – Crumpler, NC

Offense: Conspiracy to possess methamphetamine; Western District of Virginia

Sentence: Life imprisonment; 10 years’ supervised release (May 26, 2009)

Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to expire on August 30, 2018, conditioned upon enrollment in residential drug treatment.

Aubrey Jermaine Cummings – Miami, FL

Offense: Conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute at least 50 grams of cocaine base and at least five kilograms of cocaine hydrochloride; Middle District of Florida

Sentence: Life imprisonment; 10 years’ supervised release (August 8, 2002)

Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to expire on December 28, 2016.

Eddie James Davis – Bedford, OH

Offense: Possession with intent to distribute cocaine base; Northern District of Ohio

Sentence: 240 months’ imprisonment; 10 years’ supervised release (November 28, 2006)

Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to expire on December 28, 2016.

Henry Deleon – Corpus Christi, TX

Offense: Conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute approximately 2.22 kilograms of a mixture or a substance containing methamphetamine; aiding and abetting the possession with intent to distribute approximately 2.22 kilograms of a mixture or substance containing methamphetamine; Southern District of Texas

Sentence: Life imprisonment  (December 15, 2006)

Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to a term of 240 months’ imprisonment.

James Dillehay – Akron, OH

Offense: Conspiracy to possess and distribute cocaine; Northern District of Ohio

Sentence: Life imprisonment  (September 10, 1993)

Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to a term of 360 months’ imprisonment.

William R. Downs – Daytona Beach, FL

Offense: Conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute cocaine base; possession of cocaine base with intent to distribute; Middle District of Florida

Sentence: 260 months’ imprisonment; five years’ supervised release (February 2, 2001)

Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to expire on December 28, 2016.

Jarrett Dunn – Cleveland, TN

Offense: Conspiracy to distribute and possess more than 50 grams cocaine base; conspiracy to distribute and possess more than five kilograms of cocaine hydrochloride; possession with intent to distribute more than five grams cocaine base; Eastern District of Tennessee

Sentence: 360 months’ imprisonment; 10 years’ supervised release (May 19, 2005)

Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to a term of 262 months’ imprisonment.

Robert Anthony Eberhart – Garner, NC

Offense: Distribution of cocaine base; possession of a firearm during drug trafficking; Middle District of North Carolina

Sentence: 468 months’ imprisonment, five years’ supervised release (February 1, 2005); amended to 420 months’ imprisonment (November 28, 2012)

Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to a term of 240 months’ imprisonment.

Darryl Dewayne Edwards – Port Arthur, TX

Offense: Attempt to manufacture 50 grams or more of cocaine base; possession with intent to distribute cocaine base; possession of a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime; possession of a firearm by a felon; Eastern District of Texas

Sentence: Life imprisonment; five years’ supervised release (November 19, 2008)

Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to expire on December 28, 2016.

Darryl Ellis – Fort Pierce, FL

Offense: Conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute cocaine and cocaine base; possession with intent to distribute cocaine base; aiding and abetting; Middle District of Alabama

Sentence: Life imprisonment; 10 years’ supervised release (November 26, 1996)

Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to expire on December 28, 2016.

Mark Foster – Waterford Works, NJ

Offense: Conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute five kilograms or more of cocaine; carrying or possessing a firearm during and in relation to a drug trafficking crime; Middle District of Florida

Sentence: Life plus 60 months’ imprisonment; 10 years’ supervised release (July 12, 2002)

Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to a term of 240 months’ imprisonment.

Craig William Frazier – Great Falls, MT

Offense: Conspiracy to distribute marijuana; possession with intent to distribute marijuana; District of Montana

Sentence: 480 months’ imprisonment; eight years’ supervised release (December 14, 2006)

Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to expire on December 28, 2016.

Ricardo Gallardo – Rockford, IL

Offense: Conspiracy to distribute, and possess with intent to distribute, five kilograms or more of cocaine and one kilogram or more of heroin; distribution of 2,006 grams of cocaine; possession with intent to distribute 6.02 kilograms of cocaine and 996.9 grams of heroin; money laundering; engaging in monetary transactions in property derived from specified unlawful activity; Northern District of Illinois

Sentence: 360 months’ imprisonment; five years’ supervised release; $500 fine (December 16, 2005); amended to 292 months’ imprisonment (November 1, 2014)

Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to a term of 240 months’ imprisonment.

Jason Gardner – Fort Worth, TX

Offense: Conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute more than 50 grams of cocaine base; Western District of Texas

Sentence: 262 months’ imprisonment; five years’ supervised release (March 27, 2003)

Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to expire on December 28, 2016.

Ricky Lamont Garrett – Waco, TX

Offense: Possession with intent to distribute at least 50 grams of “crack” cocaine; Western District of Texas

Sentence: 224 months’ imprisonment; five years’ supervised release; $1,000 fine (March 28, 2007)

Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to expire on December 28, 2016, and unpaid balance of $1,000 fine remitted.

Orfil Javier Garza – Pacoima, CA

Offense: Possession of methamphetamine with intent to distribute; carrying a firearm during and in relation to a drug trafficking offense; District of Utah

Sentence: 180 months’ imprisonment; five years’ supervised release (January 13, 2010)

Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to expire on December 28, 2016.

Antonio Jevon Gayden – Chicago, IL

Offense: Possession with intent to distribute, and/or aid and abet the possession with intent to distribute five grams or more but less than 50 grams of cocaine base after having been previously convicted of a felony drug offense; conspiracy to distribute and possess with intent to distribute 50 grams or more of cocaine base after having been previously convicted of a felony drug offense; Northern District of Iowa

Sentence: 240 months’ imprisonment; 10 years’ supervised release (April 16, 2009)

Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to a term of 120 months’ imprisonment.

Mark Francis Glidden – Clear Lake, IA

Offense: Manufacture and attempt to manufacture five grams or more of methamphetamine (actual) after a prior conviction for a felony drug offense; Northern District of Iowa

Sentence: 262 months’ imprisonment; eight years’ supervised release (October 22, 2003)

Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to expire on August 30, 2018, conditioned upon enrollment in residential drug treatment.

Quincy Allen Goins – Madison, TN

Offense: Possession with intent to distribute in excess of 50 grams of cocaine base; Eastern District of Tennessee

Sentence: Life imprisonment (March 14, 2001)

Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to expire on August 30, 2017.

David Gonzalez – Houston, TX

Offense: Conspiracy to distribute 50 grams or more of cocaine base; aiding and abetting the distribution of five grams or more of cocaine base; aiding and abetting the possession with intent to distribute 50 grams or more of cocaine base; Southern District of Texas

Sentence: 240 months’ imprisonment; 10 years’ supervised release (January 26, 2004)

Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to expire on May 31, 2017.

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