Before 1950, prison gangs didn’t even exist. Now, they control much of inmates’ daily lives —and not just on the inside.
So far, in 2016, he has granted 493. Consequently, the President’s current total for commutations (673 – almost all for drug offenders) is greater than that of several of his predecessors combined and more than any single president has granted since Calvin Coolidge.
The DOJ’s announcement to discontinue the use of private prisons only affects about 16% of federal prisoners.