Obama commutes prison terms for Iowa man

MESA, AZ - FEBRUARY 18: President Barack Obama smiles at the crowd before speaking about the home mortgage crisis at Dobson High School on February 18, 2009 in Mesa, AZ.

Des Moines, Iowa (AP) – A local man will serve a shorter prison sentence after President Barack Obama granted him clemency.

Most of the 102 offenders in Thursday’s announcement committed drug crimes considered nonviolent.

Michael Jay Bertram of Dumont, will have served 14 of 20 years when he’s released in 2018.

Obama has commuted 774 inmate sentences, more than the previous 11 presidents put together.

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