Trump may be inching toward broad criminal sentencing reform
Las Vegas Review Journal
October 12, 2018

“Will Trump embrace reform of federal mandatory minimum sentencing?  In June, he commuted the sentence of Alice Marie Johnson, a great-grandmother sentenced to life without parole for serious but nonviolent drug offenses, at the request of reality TV star Kim Kardashian.  Federal mandatory minimum sentences were supposed to ensure that drug kingpins served hard time. But there are too many stories such as Johnson’s of midlevel or low-level offenders sentenced to decades, even life, behind bars.”

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