Biden lifted the sentences of eleven drug convicts who did not commit violent crimes.

Joe Biden highlighted how penalties are excessive, 

adding that if charges had been brought against them today, their sentences would have been far shorter.

Eleven people serving unduly lengthy sentences for nonviolent drug offenses are scheduled to have their sentences revoked by President Joe Biden. 

offer further pardons for offenses involving marijuana, a White House official stated. 

Biden emphasized how out of proportion these statements were. 

pointing out that, had charges been brought today, the defendants' sentences would have been far lower.

In a statement, Biden reaffirmed his dedication to tackling the effects of marijuana-related criminal records. 

mentioning obstacles to housing, work, and education.

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