The Associated Press
President Barack Obama on Thursday commuted the sentences of eight people convicted of crimes related to selling drugs:
-- Clarence Aaron of Mobile, Ala., sentenced in 1993 to life in prison
-- Stephanie Yvette George of Pensacola, Fla., sentenced in 1997 to life
-- Ezell Gilbert of Tampa, Fla., sentenced in 1997 to 24 years, commuted to time served
-- Helen R. Alexander Gray of Ty Ty, Ga., sentenced in 1996 to 20 years
-- Jason Hernandez of McKinney, Tex., sentenced in 1998 to life, commuted to 20 years
-- Ricky Eugene Patterson of Fort Pierce, Fla., sentenced in 1995 to life
-- Billy Ray Wheelock of Belton, Tex., sentenced in 1993 to life
-- Reynolds Allen Wintersmith Jr. of Rockford, Ill., sentenced in 1994 to life
The president pardoned 13 other people:
-- William Ricardo Alvarez of Marietta, Ga., sentenced in 1997 in Puerto Rico to nine months in prison on heroin charges
-- Charlie Lee Davis Jr. of Wetumpka, Ala., sentenced in 1995 to seven years on cocaine charges
-- Ronald Eugene Greenwood of Crane, Mo., sentenced in 1996 in South Dakota to home confinement and probation for conspiracy to violate the Clean Water Act
-- Little Joe Hatch of Lake Placid, Fla., sentenced in 1990 to five years on a marijuana charge
-- Martin Alan Hatcher of Foley, Ala., sentenced in 1992 to five years' probation on marijuana charges
-- Derek James Laliberte of Auburn, Maine, sentenced in 1992 to 18 months for money laundering
-- Alfred J. Mack of Manassas, Va., sentenced in 1982 in the District of Columbia to 18 months to four years on a heroin charge
-- Robert Andrew Schindler of Goshen, Va., sentenced in 1996 in Utah to home confinement and probation on conspiracy to commit wire fraud and mail fraud
-- Willie Shaw Jr. of Myrtle Beach, S.C., sentenced in 1974 to 15 years for armed bank robbery
-- Kimberly Lynn Stout of Bassett, Va., sentenced in 1993 a day imprisonment and five months home confinement for embezzlement
-- Bernard Anthony Sutton Jr. of Norfolk, Va., sentenced in 1989 to probation for theft
-- Chris Deann Switzer of Omaha, Neb., sentenced in 1996 to home confinement and probation for conspiracy to violate narcotics laws
-- Miles Thomas Wilson of Williamsburg, Ohio, sentenced in 1981 to three years for mail fraud
Source: The White House.
Each was convicted in their home state, unless otherwise noted.
For the commutations, the president ordered that their sentences expire on April 17, except where noted.
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