President Donald Trump on Friday met with Aya Hijazi, an Egyptian-American aid worker who had been held in an Egyptian prison for nearly three years, after the Trump administration negotiated her release the prior day.
An Ohio woman was sentenced this week to six months in the Columbiana County Jail after she pled guilty to committing voter registration fraud.
Former President Barack Obama in 2015 commuted the life sentence of a Texas man who was imprisoned on dug charges. Two years later, he is back in jail for a similar crime.
Former Rep. Chaka Fattah (D., Pa.), who was a superdelegate for failed Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton, has reported to prison to begin his 10-year sentence stemming from numerous corruption charges.
President Obama on Tuesday commuted the bulk of Chelsea Manning’s 35-year prison sentence, which she received for providing classified information to WikiLeaks in 2010 pertaining to details of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.
President Obama now holds the record for the most clemencies issued in a year by a president after he granted 98 more commutations on Thursday.
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services paid $34.6 million in benefits to incarcerated individuals in 2013 and 2014, according to an audit from the agency’s inspector general.