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Hundreds of people are arrested every day you may be one of them I spend most of my time fighting criminal charges in state and federal courts I've arrived at my destination one of the many courthouses in Tampa Bay where I help let me help you have you got criminal charges in state or federal court let me help call me at 813 2 2 2 2 2 20 let me drive to court to help you in 2010 President Obama signed the fair sentencing act reducing unfair disparities and sentences imposed on people for offenses involving different forms of cocaine but there are still too many people in federal prison who were sentenced under the old regime and who as a result will have to spend far more time in prison than they would if sends today for exactly the same crime this is simply not right legislation pending in Congress would help address these types of cases but in the meantime President Obama took a sensible step towards addressing the situation by renting commutations last December 28 men and women who had each served more than 15 years in prison for crack and cocaine offenses for two of these individuals it was the first conviction they ever received yet due to mandatory minimum guidelines that were considered severe at the time and are profoundly out of date today they and four others received life sentences now these stories illustrate the vital role that the clemency process can play in America's justice system the White House has indicated it wants to consider additional clemency applications to restore a degree of justice fairness and proportionality for deserving individuals who do not pose a threat to public safety justice department is committed to recommending as many qualified applicants as possible for reduced sentences later this week the Deputy Attorney General will announce new criteria that the Department will consider when recommending applications for the president's review this new and improved approach will make the criteria for clemency recommendation more expansive this will allow the Department of Justice and the President to consider requests from a larger field of eligible individuals once these reforms go into effect we expect to receive thousands of additional applications for clemency and we at the Department of Justice will meet this need by assigning potentially dozens of lawyers with backgrounds in both prosecution and defense to review application and provide the rigorous scrutiny that all clemency applications require as a society we pay much too high a price whenever our system fails to deliver the just outcomes necessary to deter and punish crime to keep us safe and to ensure that those who have paid their debts have a a chance to become productive citizens our expanded clemency application process will aid in this effort and it will advance the aims of our innovative new smart on crime initiative strengthen criminal justice systems remote Public Safety and deliver the promise of equal justice let me drive the court to help you