Obama Administration

Accomplishments on Laws & Crime

  • 214 prisoners serving excessive and unfair prison sentences for nonviolent crimes have sentences commuted
    Aug 03 2016
  • 42 prisoners serving excessive and unfair prison sentences for nonviolent crimes have sentences commuted
    Jun 03 2016
  • Homeowners taken advantage of by deceptive mortgage practices from Goldman Sachs to receive monetary relief after agreement between the bank and the Justice Department
    Apr 11 2016
  • Sentences reduced and adapted for 61 people serving excessive and unfair punishment in federal prison for nonviolent crimes
    Mar 30 2016
  • Juveniles in federal prisons can no longer be placed in solitary confinement after executive order by President Obama
    Jan 25 2016
  • Sentences reduced and adapted for 97 people serving excessive and unfair punishment in federal prison for nonviolent crimes
    Dec 18 2015
  • Federal job applicants can't be denied employment solely for having a prior conviction
    Nov 02 2015
  • Sentences reduced and adapted for 6,000 people serving excessive and unfair punishment in federal prison for nonviolent crimes
    Oct 06 2015
  • Sentences commuted for 46 people serving excessive & unfair punishment for nonviolent crimes
    Jul 13 2015
  • Large disparity in jail sentences reduced for crack cocaine related offenses that disproportionately affected African Americans
    Aug 03 2010
  • Federal hate crime law expanded to include crimes motivated by gender, sexual orientation, gender identity and disability.
    Oct 28 2009
  • Existing hate crime laws strengthened with funding to investigate and prosecute those crimes
    Oct 28 2009