Second chances

Mom of NFL star among 46 drug offenders whose sentences were commuted by Obama

Earlier this week, President Obama commuted the prison sentences of 46 non-violent drug offenders. Now a portrait of who those people are being freed early is emerging. Katrina Smith, the mother of the Denver Broncos star wide receiver Demaryius Thomas, was among those to have a sentence shortened. Smith was arrested along with her mother on drug trafficking charges in 1999. She’s reportedly been incarcerated since Thomas was just 11 years old. Smith, whose mother was slapped with a life sentence, was set to be released in 2017 and will now be set free in November. Thomas, a 27-year-old wideout who will be in the middle of the NFL season when his mother is released, was predictably ecstatic at the news. On Facebook, he wrote, “God is good … My Best lady come home November 10 … Godbless.”

Read the full story at The Daily Mail.

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