Obama sends letter to prisoner he freed, who made the dean's list: 'I am so proud of you'
President Barack Obama granted Danielle Metz clemency in 2016. Out of prison, she made the dean’s list in college. She wished she could thank Obama for his helpIn a story published Monday in USA TODAY, Metz expressed her gratitude toward the former president.
“You don't know what you did for me,” she imagined herself telling him. “I’m finally coming into my own. I made the honor roll.”
This week, Obama wrote her a letter, wishing Metz all the best.
“I am so proud of you, and am confident that your example will have a positive impact for others who are looking for a second chance,” Obama wrote to Metz. “Tell your children I say hello, and know that I’m rooting for all of you.