President Trump Grants Clemency to Alice Johnson After Kim Kardashian Meeting

Donald Trump and musician Kanye West pose at Trump Tower in Manhattan N.Y. on Dec. 13 2016

Donald Trump and musician Kanye West pose at Trump Tower in Manhattan N.Y. on Dec. 13 2016

Johnson said she has not heard directly from the White House since her release but Trump acknowledged the news in a tweet on Thursday morning.

She said she would be an active force in the Trump administration's efforts at prison reform, led by son-in-law and White House adviser Jared Kushner.

Johnson had served 21 years of her life sentence after she was convicted on multiple criminal counts related to cocaine possession in 1996.

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".

She was sentenced to life in prison in 1997, and appellate judges and the U.S. Supreme Court have rejected her appeals.

Now, according to TMZ, the President signed off on her sentence being commuted on Wednesday, and Alice will soon be released from the Aliceville Correctional Facility in Alabama. Following her meeting, Kim tweeted: "I would like to thank President Trump for his time this afternoon".

"Kim thank you. I've always called her my angel, but with this she turned into my war angel, only war angels never give up, she has truly been relentless in her fight for me, and to know a woman who has never met me, who has embraced my story and taken me into her heart".

Reality star Kim Kardashian West had visited Trump in the White House a week ago to seek Johnson's commutation, and she shared that the commutation has been granted.

As she told Mic: "I felt like a failure... I'll never forget what you have done, not only for me, but for my family".

Following a meeting with Kim Kardashian West last month where the pair discussed prison reform, President Donald Trump has granted clemency to a great-grandmother serving life in prison.

Alice Johnson, 63, said Mr Trump had given her another chance in life and restored her to her family.

She learned Wednesday that her mandatory life sentence plus 25 years was being commuted by Trump in a phone call from Kardashian.

"I'm still waiting to exhale!" she said in an email from prison, roughly 24 hours before she was released. It said that Johnson's warden, case manager and vocational training instructor had written letters in support.

She added: 'I hope to continue this important work by working together with organizations who have been fighting this fight for much longer than I have and deserve the recognition'.

"I'm kind of shocked I'm winning a fashion award when I'm naked most of the time", she joked during her acceptance speech.

Last October, Kim discovered Johnson's story through a video on Mic.com.

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