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Trump Pardon Of Nonviolent Drug Offender Raises Hopes For Others Currently In Prison

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Inmates at Chino State Prison in Chino, Calif. (Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)
Inmates at Chino State Prison in Chino, Calif. (Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)
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President Trump recently pardoned Alice Johnson, who had been in prison for more than 20 years for a first-time drug conviction, and is considering commuting the sentences of more nonviolent drug offenders.

Kara Gotsch (@KGotsch) of The Sentencing Project joins Here & Now's Jeremy Hobson to discuss what the prospects may look like for nonviolent drug offenders currently serving life sentences. Also, we hear from Ebony Underwood (@EbonyUceo), whose father William has been in prison for 30 years on drug conspiracy charges and hopes Trump will grant him clemency.

This segment aired on June 25, 2018.

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