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Glenn Beck: Alice Johnson's release thanks to Trump is a good step – but here's the catch

Glenn Beck

What happened? 

After a visit from Kim Kardashian West to advocate on her behalf, President Donald Trump has commuted the life sentence of 63-year-old Alice Johnson. The grandmother had been sentenced to life in prison after a non-violent drug crime. (Read our full explainer of that story here.)

Glenn's take: 

Johnson's release seems justified under the circumstances and a step in the right direction, but we shouldn't think that this one commutation of sentence from the president has decided the issue. America's justice system has the highest incarceration rate in the world, and we need to have a genuine discussion of its problems.

"We need prison reform. We need to talk about sentencing. But we can't mistake this for actual prison reform," Glenn warned on today's show.

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