2013-12-20 19:32:19

Live from Prison: Jason Hernandez Thanks Obama for Commuting His Drug Sentence, Hopes "More to Come"

Jason Hernandez of McKinney, Texas, talks with DN! about his reaction to being one of the eight inmates whose sentences were commuted by President Obama on Thursday. "It's a dream come true. I just hope this is the beginning of more to come," Hernandez says in a phone call from prison. He describes how he was sentenced to life in prison without parole in 1998 for his role in a drug conspiracy starting when he was only 15 years old. Hernandez says he was with the prison warden when he heard the news and that he hopes President Obama and Congress will "decide to do more for the other individuals in here" who were sentenced under similarly harsh drug laws for nonviolent offenses.

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