Did you know that March is Women’s History Month?
Women play a critical role in the fight for criminal justice reform. In honor of Women’s History Month, we’ll be highlighting a few of the women who have championed for real solutions to our broken criminal justice system or who have experiences these reforms firsthand.
First up is a familiar face – Alice Johnson.
We’ve shared Alice’s story with you before. She was serving a mandatory life sentence without the possibility of parole for a first time, non-violent drug charge. Then last year, President Trump commuted her sentence. He then invited her to the State of the Union as his guest and gave her a shoutout during his address!
Since her release, Alice has shared her story with folks across the country. She’s an advocate for sentencing reform and hopes her story inspires lawmakers to stop the over criminalization of drug offenses.
Alice’s story is a reminder that we all make mistakes, and that we should all have the opportunity for a second chance at life.