(NEW YORK POST) WASHINGTON — President Obama commuted the sentences of eight drug offenders and pardoned 13 others — blasting the system that sent them away for lengthy terms as “unfair.”

“Commuting the sentences of these eight Americans is an important step toward restoring fundamental ideals of justice and fairness,” Obama said in a statement.

Each of the eight inmates whose sentences are being shortened has served at least 15 years, many after receiving mandatory minimum sentences.

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