President Barack Obama has commuted prison sentences for 42 people in the United States, including a Beloit man.
In a news release, the White House says Obama commuted the sentence of Patrick Henderson, of Beloit, who was convicted of conspiracy to distribute cocaine base and sentenced in April 1998 to 360 months imprisonment plus five years supervised release. The sentence was amended to 292 months’ imprisonment.
The majority of the other 41 people who had their sentences commuted Friday had also been convicted of drug crimes related to cocaine, crack cocaine or methamphetamine. Three involved convictions related to marijuana.