Trump commutes life sentence of grandmother after Kim Kardashian meeting

Kim Kardashian met Donald Trump in the White House last week to discuss prison reform

Kim Kardashian met Donald Trump in the White House last week to discuss prison reform

"I just got off the most wonderful, emotional, and incredible phone call with Alice, Kim, and Alice's lawyers", Kardashian West's attorney Shawn Holley told Business Insider in a statement.

Johnson, 63, had her case brought to Trump's attention after Kardashian West visited the White House last week to speak with the president.

Johnson was convicted in 1996 on eight criminal counts related to a Memphis-based cocaine trafficking operation.

The Keeping Up with the Kardashians star took up Alice's cause past year (17), after reading about her life sentence for a non-violent, first-time drug offence, and recruited top lawyer Shawn Holley to lead the effort to free her from the Aliceville Correctional Institution in Alabama. "Kim and I are standing by to speak with Miss Alice now".

Kim will most likely travel to Alice as she now adjusts to life outside the prison walls, but the meeting looks to be happening.

"I think that she really deserves a second chance at life", she told the website.

Now that she's free, she said she wants to advocate for inmates with similar stories.

Trump has commuted Ms. Johnson's sentence.

The President is still considering pardoning lifestyle maven Martha Stewart, who was convicted in an insider trading case, and commuting the sentence of former IL governor Rod Blagojevich, now serving a 14-year prison sentence on felony corruption charges, along with several others, the White House official told Reuters.

Another attorney, Brittany K. Barnett, said earlier that Johnson feels overwhelmed with emotion and like she's been "resurrected from the dead". "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.

Johnson said remained hopeful and sustained herself on the support from her family.

When the news broke, Kim tweeted, "BEST NEWS EVER!".

Alice Johnson was arrested in 1993 for taking part in a cocaine distribution ring.

Johnson had served more than 20 years in prison.

On her first full day of freedom, she gave thanks for her second chance, and the man who granted it.

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