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Jason Hernandez

Jason Hernandez was one of eight federal prisoners convicted of crack cocaine offenses whose sentences were recently commuted by President Obama. Hernandez was scheduled to die behind bars for selling crack cocaine when he was 21 years old. At the time of his conviction there was a 100-to-1 difference between sentences for powder and crack cocaine. His supplier was sentenced to 12 years in jail, but the judge had to sentence Jason Hernandez to life behind bars due to mandatory sentencing requirements. 

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