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commute

to reduce (a sentence) to one less severe.

TO COMMUTE. To substitute one punishment in the place of another. For example, if a man be sentenced to be hung, the executive may, in some states, commute his punishment to that of imprisonment.

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Tonya Barney 6 Ivins, UT- Offense: Possession of methamphetamine with intent to distribute; District of Utah; Sentence: 204 months' imprisonment; 10 years' supervised release (June 10, 2010); Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to expire on January 19, 2019, conditioned upon enrollment in residential drug abuse treatment.
David Barren 6 Pittsburgh, PA-Offense: Conspiracy to distribute over five kilograms of cocaine; conspiracy to structure financial transactions; concealment money laundering (31 counts); structuring (two counts); money laundering 6 avoid reporting requirements (six counts); promotion money laundering (2 counts); money laundering over $10,000 (seven counts); District of Maryland;  Sentence: Life imprisonment; 5 years' supervised release (August 11, 2010); Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to a term of 360 months, conditioned upon enrollment in residential drug abuse treatment.
Herman Barron, III 6 Brooklyn, NY- Offense: Conspiracy to distribute and possession with intent to distribute 50 grams or more of cocaine base (crack); Eastern District of Tennessee; Sentence: 240 months' imprisonment; 10 years' supervised release (March 25, 2004); Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to expire on May 19, 2017.
Tony Barrow 6 New York, NY- Offense: Importation of cocaine; possession with intent to distribute cocaine; District of Puerto Rico; Sentence: 262 months' imprisonment; 4 years' supervised release (November 16, 2004); Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to expire on May 19, 2017.
Senaca Bartlett 6 Chicago, IL- Offense: Possess with intent to distribute five grams or more of cocaine base ("crack cocaine"); Western District of Wisconsin; Sentence: 210 months' imprisonment; five years' supervised release (November 29, 2005); Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to expire on January 19, 2019, conditioned upon enrollment in residential drug treatment.
Christopher Bass 6 Orlando, FL- Offense: Conspiracy to distribute and to possess with intent to distribute more than five kilograms of cocaine and more than 50 grams of cocaine base; Northern District of FloridaSentence: Life imprisonment; 10 years' supervised release (September 10, 2004); Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to a term of 360 months' imprisonment.
Damion Rurshe Bates 6 Kalamazoo, MI- Offense: Distribution of 50 grams or more of cocaine base (crack cocaine); Western District of MichiganSentence: 210 months' imprisonment; 5 years' supervised release (February 22, 2010); Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to expire on January 19, 2019, conditioned upon enrollment in residential drug treatment.
Todd Begley 6 Nashville, TN- Offense: Conspiracy to distribute cocaine; Middle District of Tennessee; Sentence: 360 months' imprisonment; five years' supervised release (April 27, 1995); Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to expire on January 19, 2019, conditioned upon enrollment in residential drug treatment.
Carolyn Ann Bell 6 Lawton, OK- Offense: Possession with intent to distribute cocaine base (crack); Western District of OklahomaSentence: 262 months' imprisonment; five years' supervised release (May 21, 2009); Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to expire on January 19, 2019, conditioned upon enrollment in residential drug treatment.
Curtis Bell 6 Miami, FL- Offense: Conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute cocaine and cocaine base; distribution of cocaine and aiding and abetting; Middle District of AlabamaSentence: Life imprisonment; five years' supervised release (May 22, 1995); Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to expire on May 19, 2017.
33 months' imprisonment (concurrent) (December 18, 2008); Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to a term of 273 months' imprisonment.
Dorian Lee Benoit 6 Lake Charles, LA- Offense: Conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute methamphetamine, cocaine base and marijuana; possession with intent to distribute cocaine base; possession with intent to distribute marijuana; possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine; possession and carrying a firearm during and in relation to a drug trafficking crime; possession of a firearm by a convicted felon; Western District of LouisianaSentence: 300 months' imprisonment; 10 years' supervised release (April 30, 2008); Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to a term of 180 months' imprisonment, conditioned upon enrollment in residential drug treatment.