December 16, 2016 4:12 pm -

And all because he doesn’t want to enter a drug treatment program.

Arnold Ray Jones applied for the president’s clemency program for low-level drug offenders, and was accepted on August 3.

But Jones reportedly declined the condition that came with the offer that required him to enroll in a residential drug treatment program — a condition that has been attached to 92 of Obama’s clemency offers.


Jones is reportedly the first to refuse the condition.

He is expected to be released in April 2019 if he gets time off for good behavior. The commutation would have gotten him out nine months earlier.



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