TRI-CITIES, TN (WJHL)- President Obama has granted early release to nearly 950 federal inmates to date, but a local district attorney said that second chance is having a negative impact in some communities.
The president’s decision to shorten hundreds of prisoner’s sentences is more than the previous 11 presidents combined.
The federal government has said reducing the sentences of non-violent drug offenders gives them a fair sentence and helps reduce overcrowded prisons.
“I think the public’s going to be paying the price,” District Attorney for the First Judicial District Tony Clark said.
Clark said some of the offenders are landing right back in the system.
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