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During his presidency, Barack Obama issued clemency to more than 1,900 federal prisoners. Non-violent drug offenders, most now in their 30s and 40s, are getting a second chance at life outside the prison cell. They're reuniting with loved ones and trying to pick up in a world that many haven't experienced in decades.
What is life after prison like for these newly-released prisoners and their families? And will the system that worked so hard to take their lives away devote the same amount of effort to see that they succeed?
In our new series, "Commuted: Life After Prison," we meet up with the family of Aaron Glasscock, who is set to be released from prison for the first time in 18 years, and go on a journey with them as Aaron begins to transition back into the real world.
Back in 1999, Aaron was just 22-years-old when he was sentenced to 30 years in prison in 1999 for a non-violent drug offense.
In Part I of "Commuted: Life After Prison," we meet Agnes "Pigeon" Deep, Aaron's mom, the night before his release as she runs through last minute preparations and emotionally prepares to reunite with her now 40-year-old son.
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