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The story behind Trump's pardon of a Utah man who served 13-years in prison for marijuana

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As part of President Trump’s rounds of end-term pardons, one Utah man who served 13-years in prison for a marijuana charge has been pardoned of the unjust sentence with the help of Senator Mike Lee. Boyd gives us a behind-the-scenes look at the story, how the incarceration led to the First Step Act in criminal justice reform, and Mike Lee’s involvement. 

Inside Sources with Boyd Matheson,’ Opinion Editor at Deseret News, takes you inside the latest political news and current events, providing higher ground for today's discussions. Listen live Monday through Thursday from 11 am to noon at 1160 AM and 102.7 FM, online at, or on the app. Listen on-demand as a podcast on your favorite platform or web browser. Follow us on Facebook and Instagram

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