Prisoners Are Seeking Celebrity Endorsements to Get Trump’s Attention

Last month, President Donald Trump granted clemency to 63-year-old Alice Marie Johnson, who had been in jail since 1996 for her involvement in a cocaine trafficking operation. Rather than any formal bureaucratic process involving the review of applications and paperwork, the President’s decision followed a highly-publicized White House meeting with Kim Kardashian West, who was advocating to get Johnson out of jail.

On Thursday, the New York Times profiled a number of people who have been…

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