President Trump’s Super Bowl ad has taken the Internet by storm.
The ad highlights Trump’s successful criminal justice reform that has powerfully impacted many families.
The ad focuses on the story of Alice Marie Johnson, who was sentenced in the mid-1990s to life in prison.
“After meeting with reality TV star Kim Kardashian West, President Donald Trump has reportedly commuted the sentence of Alice Marie Johnson, sentenced in the mid 1990s to life without the possibility of parole for her non-violent involvement in a drug conspiracy,” Reason reported.
Although Johnson was convicted of being involved in a drug-trafficking conspiracy, her involvement was nonviolent.
She received a life sentence without the possibility of parole.
“Johnson, 63, rose to national attention after Mic.com published a video of her speaking about her case from federal prison, where she has resided for the last 21 years due to her role in a cocaine trafficking conspiracy,” the report added.
In 2018, Trump signed into law the First Step Act, which is a prison reform bill that both Republicans and Democrats supported.
Offenders like Johnson have been give a second chance, thanks to President Trump.
The White House stated, “The First Step Act enacted commonsense reforms to make our justice system fairer and help inmates successfully transition back into society.”
“The First Step Act provided the opportunity for sentencing relief for certain defendants who received mandatory minimum sentences prior to the Fair Sentencing Act of 2010,” it added.
Trump’s campaign is expected to run two advertisements. This first advertisement came during the first quarter.
“Thanks to President Trump, people like Alice are getting a second chance,” the advertisement stated.
“Politicians talk about criminal justice reform.”
Here were some of the responses to the ad: