President Barack Obama has commuted the sentences of 111 people who’re doing time in federal prison for drug crimes, including two Iowans and four other people who were sentenced for crimes committed in Iowa.
Mark Francis Glidden of Clear Lake was sentenced to more than 20 years in prison back in 2003 for making and selling meth. Kenneth Russell McCoy of Council Bluffs has been in a federal prison since 2007 after a meth-related conviction.
President Obama’s order sets August 30 of next year as the end of the prison sentences for both men. But the president’s commutations come with the condition that both men enter a residential substance abuse treatment program as soon as they are released.
Duane Clasen of Evansville, Wisconsin; Jevon Gayden of Chicago; Emmanuel Herron of Stella, Missouri, and Raeanna Mae Paxton of Casper, Wyoming, were all convicted of federal drugs crimes that occurred in Iowa and sentenced to lengthy prison time. The president commuted their sentences yesterday as well.