WINTER HAVEN, Fla. - Outspoken Polk County Sheriff Grady Judd is making his feelings known about the 61 sentences President Obama commuted this week.
President Obama announced Wednesday he's commuting the sentences of those who were serving years in prison under outdated or unduly harsh laws.
Shortly afterward, Sheriff Judd posted his outrage on the Polk County Sheriff's Office Facebook page. "As your Sheriff, I am appalled that convicted felons are being let out of prison before finishing their sentences," he wrote. "These are felons - many convicted of handling KILOS of illegal drugs and illegally possessing firearms used during crimes." Judd went on to say they should remain in prison until their sentences are fulfilled.
So far the president has commuted 248 sentences during his president. That's more than the previous six presidents combined, said the White House.