President Trump today commuted the life sentence of Alice Johnson, a 63 year- old grandmother who had served 21 years on a non-violent drug conviction. The move followed a visit from the reality television star Kim Kardashian. Ms. Johnson’s release highlights the plight of so many others who are needlessly serving long prison sentences for non-violent offenses. Civil Survival applauds this action and hopes it inspires others to join the movement for criminal justice reform.
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