Donald Trump’s 2020 campaign debuted a Super Bowl ad Sunday aimed at highlighting the president’s successful efforts to implement criminal justice reform.
The ad features the story of Alice Marie Johnson, who was sentenced in the mid-1990s to life in prison, according to Reason.
ohnson was convicted of being involved in a drug-trafficking conspiracy, but her involvement was nonviolent.
Still, she was slapped with a life sentence without the possibility of parole.
In 2018, Trump commuted Johnson’s sentence, reportedly after being asked to do so by reality TV star Kim Kardashian.
Also in 2018, Trump signed into law the First Step Act, a prison reform bill that received significant bipartisan support.
Among other things, the legislation is meant to give offenders like Johnson a second chance.
“The First Step Act enacted commonsense reforms to make our justice system fairer and help inmates successfully transition back into society,” according to a White House statement.
“The First Step Act provided the opportunity for sentencing relief for certain defendants who received mandatory minimum sentences prior to the Fair Sentencing Act of 2010,” the statement added.
— Denise McAllister (@McAllisterDen) February 3, 2020