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New Haven man granted clemency by president

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A New Haven man was granted clemency by president on Friday. (CBS photo) A New Haven man was granted clemency by president on Friday. (CBS photo)
NEW HAVEN, CT (WFSB) -

A New Haven man was one of 72 federal inmates, who was granted clemency and then their sentences will now end earlier than expected.

William Baldwin was granted commutation of sentence on Friday by President Barack Obama. 

Baldwin was charged with conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute and to distribute 50 grams or more of cocaine base. He was sentenced to 240 months' imprisonment with 10 years of supervised release. 

The prison sentence for Baldwin was expected to expire on Nov. 4, 2018. However, Baldwin said he must enroll in residential drug treatment, following his release. 

Obama has granted 944 people clemency, including 324 who were serving life sentences, according to the Associated Press. 

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