Baker man one of 42 prisoners released by President Obama

On June 3, 2016, President Barack Obama granted commutation of sentences to 42 individuals.

Cleon Jermaine Hawkins of Baker, LA, was the only Louisianan commuted this month. His 180 month imprisoment was scheduled to expire Oct. 1. Hawkins had been found guilty of possession with intent to distribute cocaine base and cocaine and possession of a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime by the Middle District of Louisiana.