President Obama Commutes Sentences of Six Iowans

DES MOINES, Iowa   —  President Obama is commuting the sentences of 72 more inmates, including six Iowans.  The President has now signed orders cutting short the sentences of 944 inmates.  Most of those sentences were minor drug offenses.

The six Iowans whose sentences were shortened today are:

-Justin Border of Davenport who was sentenced to 20 years in prison in 2003 for drug and firearms charges.  He will now be released in March 2017.

-Zoann Brown of Rowan who was sentenced to 24 years in prison in 2007 on drug charges.  She will now be released in November 2018.

-Martin Godbersen of Sioux City who was sentenced to 18 years in prison in 2005 on drug charges.  He will now be released in May 2017.

-Mandy Martinson of Mason City who was sentenced to 15 years in prison in 2005 on drug charges.  She will now be released in December of this year.

-Michael Lee Roth of Primghar who was sentenced to 20 years in prison in 2015 on drug charges..  He could now be released in 2030 if he completes a drug treatment program.

-Leonel Cano Vela of Davenport who was sentenced to 30 years in prison on drug charges in 2003.  He will now be released in March 2017.