Mississippi man among those granted clemency by President Biden Wednesday

Published 1:40 pm Wednesday, April 24, 2024

A Mississippi man was among the list of 16 individuals who were granted clemency by President Joe Biden Wednesday.

Bobby Darrell Lowery, 50, was listed among the individuals convicted of non-violent drug offenses.

Lowery, now 50, was convicted at the age of 25.

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According to the Justice Department, Lowery served 60 months in prison with five years of supervised release in 1999 for the following charges: Possession of cocaine base with intent to distribute; felon in possession of a firearm.

Since completing his sentence and probation terms, he has exemplified rehabilitation, maintaining steady employment and actively engaging in community service, according to a news release from the White House.

Lowery’s commitment to his church and various community organizations has earned him praise from friends and colleagues, who commend his work ethic, dedication to family, and strong moral character, the news release stated.

Biden acted under his authority under the Constitution to advance equal justice under law by granting clemency to individuals who were convicted of non-violent drug offenses.