What do you think about President Obama commuting the sentences of 46 inmates and moving for prison reform to reduce mandatory sentencing, especially for drug related crime.

Madison St. Businesses, between Central and Laramie

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I think it's wonderful, and it should have been done a long time ago.  They need to do something more for them when they get out like job training and training for reentering society.  Some of them have been gone a long time, and the world has moved so fast that they will need a lot of support to keep them from going back to prison."

Rosalyn Wellington

"I believe it's a great idea. I commend Barack Obama for doing this because there are so many prisoners in jail that deserve a second chance. I think it's long overdue."

Nicole Holder

"I think it is a good thing, and it should have been done a long time ago because in some instances like that they get more time than people who commit murder or attempted murder. Hopefully, it does better for more people in the future who do not have those horrible crimes." 

Michael Adams

"I think it's a wonderful thing, and hopefully they have something more than just letting them out. Something to back them up, some type of work program or job training, or assistance in developing small businesses after people come out."

Sienna Little

"I think it's a wonderful thing.  Many of the people that are in jail for theses types of instances, they might not have even committed the crimes, so just to revisit these cases and give the people the justice they deserve is a good step forward because mass incarceration in the black and brown community is a very big problem that should be addressed." 

Ms. Mary

"I think it's a great idea.  Everybody needs a second chance.  If it weren't for second chances, I probably would not be here.  They will need something more like training when they get out."

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