NEWARK, NJ - One of the more anticipated actions by an outgoing President is their commuting of sentences for non-violent inmates around the country.

Yesterday, the White House announced that President Obama granted commutation of sentence to one hundred eleven (111) individuals from around the country; three (3) were New Jersey residents and one from Newark. 

Eugene Kenneth Brinson – Newark, NJ
Offense: Possess with intent to distribute cocaine base; possess with intent to distribute cocaine hydrochloride & heroin; possess with intent to distribute marijuana; Eastern District of Virginia
Sentence: Life imprisonment; 10 years' supervised release (September 8, 2006)

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Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to a term of 240 months' imprisonment.

Mark Foster – Waterford Works, NJ
Offense: Conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute five kilograms or more of cocaine; carrying or possessing a firearm during and in relation to a drug trafficking crime; Middle District of Florida
Sentence: Life plus 60 months’ imprisonment; 10 years' supervised release (July 12, 2002)

Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to a term of 240 months' imprisonment.

Mark Lanzilotti – Sewell, NJ
Offense: Conspiracy to manufacture, distribute, and possess with intent to distribute methamphetamine; manufacture of methamphetamine and aiding and abetting; Eastern District of Pennsylvania
Sentence: Life imprisonment; 10 years' supervised release (April 4, 2002); amended to 360 months' imprisonment (August 7, 2006)

Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to a term of 240 months' imprisonment.