TBA Law Blog

Posted by: Katharine Heriges on Feb 5, 2019
Memphian Alice Johnson has been invited by President Donald Trump, who commuted her life prison sentence last year, to be a guest at his State of the Union address tonight, The Commercial Appeal reports. Johnson was granted clemency while serving a mandatory life sentence on nonviolent drug charges, and she was released in June. Johnson was convicted in 1996 for five counts of drug trafficking and one count of money laundering, her first offense, and was sentenced to life in prison. She spent more than two decades behind bars.