Criminal Justice System

Davontae Sanford, 23, who served close to nine years in prison for a quadruple homicide, left prison in Ionia, Michigan, Wednesday.

"It just doesn't make sense to require a nonviolent drug offender to serve 20 years, or in some cases, life, in prison," Obama said

In a trend that has increased over the years, the National Registry of Exonerations reported an astoundingly high amount of exonerations last year, chiefly among minorities.

While addressing the International Association of Chiefs of Police during an appearance in Chicago Tuesday, President Barack Obama declared that law enforcement often gets "scapegoated" for failures in society and the criminal justice system.

Capping off a week of events and political actions to tackle prison reform, President Obama on Thursday became the first sitting president to visit a…