Aug 28, 2020 - Politics & Policy

Trump pardons Alice Johnson

Trump and Alice Johnson

Alice Johnson speaks at the White House in April 2019. Photo: Cheriss May/NurPhoto via Getty Images

President Trump on Friday signed a full pardon for Alice Johnson, who had her life sentence for a nonviolent drug offense commuted by the president in 2018.

The backdrop: Johnson spoke at the Republican National Convention on Thursday to celebrate the First Step Act, the Trump-backed bipartisan criminal justice bill that passed six months after her commutation.

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