As of Thursday, December 18, 2014
PORTLAND, (AP) — President Barack Obama has granted clemency to 20 people, including two from Oregon.
Obama granted a pardon to David Mannix of Lafayette. He was sentenced in 1990 by U.S. Marine Corps general court-martial to 75 days confinement and reduction in rank for theft of military property.
Also Wednesday, the president reduced the sentence of Barbara Scrivner of Portland. She was 29 when she was sentenced in 1995 to 30 years in federal prison for a drug crime.
The website for the group Families Against Mandatory Minimums says the harsh sentence combined with a lifetime of abuse and addition led Scrivner to jump from a 40-foot prison building. She overcame the near-death experience to pursue a degree in biblical studies and speak to teenagers about the dangers of drug abuse.