Trump Commutes Sentence of Alice Marie Johnson After Request From Kim Kardashian

Trump Commutes Sentence of Alice Marie Johnson After Request From Kim Kardashian

Trump Commutes Sentence of Alice Marie Johnson After Request From Kim Kardashian

Alice Marie Johnson spent more than two decades behind bars, serving life without parole for non-violent drug offences.

- New York Post (@nypost) May 31, 2018Great meeting with @KimKardashian today, talked about prison reform and sentencing.

Johnson was indicted in 1994 for being part of a Memphis trafficking operation, along with over a dozen others.

The reality TV star originally involved herself in Johnson's case in October after seeing a Mic Opinion video where Johnson shared her story from prison.

Previous appeals to the US Supreme Court have been thrown out and court records show Johnson has a motion pending for a reduction in her sentence.

Kardashian West visited the White House last week to discuss prison reform and to brief the administration on the Johnson case.

According to Mic, Johnson will shortly be released from the Aliceville Correctional Facility in Alabama and will return to her family after nearly 22 years.

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

The reality star took to Twitter to celebrate the news, writing, "BEST NEWS EVER!".

On May 31, Trump pardoned D'Souza, who illegally funneled $20,000 to the campaign of Republican Wendy Long in her race against Sen.

During a call with MSNBC on Wednesday, Tretessa, Johnson's daughter, said she found out about Trump commuting her mother's sentence on the television and her lawyer called shortly after she saw the news.

"Once Alice's family joined the call, the tears never stopped flowing", he added. "Her commutation is inspirational & gives hope to so many others who are also deserving of a second chance", West tweeted.

After lobbying from Kim Kardashian, Donald Trump has commuted the prison sentence of a woman serving a life sentence for selling drugs.

She revealed, "I'm so happy, nothing bothers me". She was convicted on charges of attempted possession of drugs and money-laundering in Tennessee. "I'm free to hug my family", she said.

Last month, the president posthumously pardoned the boxer Jack Johnson after the actor Sylvester Stallone raised his case with him.

In 2016, Johnson wrote a guest column for CNN imploring then-President Barack Obama to grant her clemency. She said she never personally made drug deals or sold drugs but that she did relay messages and allowed others in the conspiracy to use her telephone.

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