Alice Marie Johnson Granted Clemency By Trump

Alice Johnson ‘Miracle’ allowed Kim Kardashian to talk to Trump

The White House says President Donald Trump has commuted the sentence of a woman whose case was championed by reality star Kim Kardashian West, saying she's been a model inmate.

On Thursday morning, she saw her first sunrise in years at home in Memphis, Tennessee. "This moment right now is happening because President Trump had mercy on me", she said. But Kim said her involvement didn't start with the president: "I reached out to Ivanka and I said ...

She told me that she knew that this was meant to be", Johnson said. Thank you. You have literally saved my life. "Kim and I are standing by to speak with Miss Alice now".

Happy that her prison time is over, Johnson noted that she feels she has more than paid her debt to society but she's "not bitter about it".

Alice Marie Johnson is the second person commuted by Donald Trump since taking office. He says he is considering the case of celebrity homemaker Martha Stewart, who served five months over insider trading.

President Barack Obama pardoned 231 individuals, many who had similar drug-related charges to those of Johnson's, in December 2016.


Last week, Trump pardoned firebrand conservative commentator Dinesh D'Souza, who was convicted of violating campaign finance laws.

"I woke up without a bunk bed over my head, so that was great", she told CBS News. While she celebrated her own freedom, she added that she hopes he will continue to consider cases much like her own.

"When they all came on, then I heard Kim Kardashian's voice and she was the one that told me it had happened, that I was free, that I was going to rejoin my family", Johnson told reporters outside the prison in Pickens County, Alabama. "Once Alice's family joined the call, the tears never stopped flowing".

When asked what she's noticing now that she's outside, she said "I can't get over these phones".

Mrs. Kardashian West pled her case to the president, and a week went by with no word as to whether Trump would allow for Ms. Johnson to be released from prison.

"Alice Marie Johnson was convicted of a nonviolent drug offense in 1996 and received a sentence far too severe for the crime: life without the possibility of parole", said Jennifer Turner of the ACLU in a statement.

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