3 from Alabama benefit in latest Obama commutations
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BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) - Among convicts granted sentence commutations by President Barack Obama are three from Alabama. A White House press release Thursday says men from Tuskegee, Jasper and Adamsville each saw their drug-related sentences cut:
Ernest Moore Jr., of Tuskegee, was sentenced to 180 months in prison in February 2005 for distribution and possession of cocaine base and carrying a firearm during a drug trafficking offense. His sentence is now set to expire Feb. 24.
Jeffery James Terrell, of Jasper was sentenced to life March 2007 for possession and intent to distribute a cocaine base. His sentence was commuted to expire on Feb. 24.
Hayzen Turner Jr., of Adamsville, was sentenced to life in December 2007 for distribution of drugs and two firearm charges. His prison sentence was commuted to a term of 180 months.
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