Biden Grants First 3 Pardons As President

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden is announcing he has granted the first three pardons of his term.

Biden is providing clemency to a Kennedy-era Secret Service agent from Chicago convicted of federal bribery charges that he tried to sell a copy of an agency file.

Biden also has pardoned two people who were convicted on drug-related charges in Texas and Georgia but went on to become pillars in their communities.

The Democratic president also has commuted the sentences of 75 others for nonviolent, drug-related convictions.

The White House announced the clemencies as it launched a series of job training and reentry programs for those in prison or recently released.