Pardons: Trump vs. Obama
Thus far, Trump has not pardoned any violent, gun related or drug related criminals. Alice Marie Johnson who received a large amount of press coverage and recommended for leniency by Kim Kardashian, was guilty of participating in drug trafficking, but she did not receive a pardon, she received a commutation from Trump. In other words, her conviction is still on her record, but she is no longer being punished for the conviction. She was sentenced to life, and due to her commutation, she spent approximately 22 years in prison.