Washington D.C. – Stand Together criminal justice reform advocate Alice Marie Johnson joined Kim Kardashian West at the White House Wednesday to recommend needed reforms to the clemency process and celebrate those now living their second chance thanks to the work of the Trump administration.
Johnson worked closely with Stand Together Senior Vice President Mark Holden to recommend clemency for Crystal Munoz, Tynice Hall, and Judith Negron, who each had their sentences commuted by President Trump last month.
“When I learned that my sentence was commuted, I made a promise to the women that I served with that I would never forget them. I am grateful to have played a part in using my voice on behalf of the voiceless. Now, thanks to many courageous coalition partners, Stand Together, and the Administration, Crystal Munoz, Tynice Hall, and Judith Negron have their voices restored, a second chance at life, and most importantly the opportunity to reunite with their families and rejoin their communities with dignity. I look forward to continuing to support those who are most in need of a second chance and to help every person rise.”Alice Marie Johnson
“Congratulations to Crystal Munoz, Tynice Hall, and Judith Negron. We are so excited they are getting a second chance.
In my former role as Senior Vice President and General Counsel of Koch Industries, I saw first-hand how important second chances are for the business community and our society. Today, while serving as the Senior Vice President of Stand Together, I am proud of the work Alice is doing to ensure that communities across our nation recognize the need and value in second chances and redemption.
We have a long way to go to make our antiquated criminal justice policies more just and fair. With the First Step Act and the work of champions like Alice, I am confident that Crystal, Tynice, Judith, and so many others will have the opportunity to pursue a brighter future. I look forward to continuing our work together. We’re just getting started.”Mark Holden, Stand Together Senior Vice President
Alice Marie Johnson officially joined the Stand Together team in March as an advocate to amplify her work in reforming the nation’s criminal justice system.
Mark Holden has worked on criminal justice reform issues for more than a decade and was instrumental in uniting a diverse coalition to help pass the historic First Step Act — which reduced some excessive punishments and expanded access to rehabilitation programs that help people successfully transition back into their communities upon release. Watch how Van Jones and Mark Holden found common ground on criminal justice reform.
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About Stand Together: Stand Together empowers people dedicated to helping others improve their lives. Our philanthropic community tackles some of the biggest challenges of our time, including reforming the nation’s criminal justice system, strengthening K-12 education, helping neighbors beat poverty and addiction, empowering everyone to find fulfilling work, and more. We can all make a greater difference by uniting together than by acting on our own. For more information visit, www.standtogether.org.
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