President Donald Trump surprised Jon Ponder, a convicted felon turned activist, with a pardon on Tuesday at the Republican National Convention.
Ponder is the founder of Hope for Prisoners, a reentry program that assists prisoners in getting their lives back on track. Trump's pardon clears him of a federal bank robbery charge. In a taped segment, Trump called his turnaround a "beautiful testament to the power of redemption."
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