Alice Johnson was released from prison shortly after reality star Kim Kardashian visited the White House and asked President Trump to pardon Johnson. A day later, Trump asked NFL players for their pardon recommendations.

Every subsequent day, it becomes clearer: For this administration, the most effective way to advocate for change in the criminal justice system is to be famous. And that’s a problem for a system ostensibly built on democracy, fairness and justice.

[Read the rest of the oped over at The Hill]


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