5 things to know about Alice Marie Johnson

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One week after the Keeping Up star met up with President Donald Trump to seek clemency for Alice Johnson, a 63-year-old grandmother who has served nearly 22 years of a life sentence for a non-violent drug offense, the former Celebrity Apprentice host chose to honor Kardashian's request and pardon Johnson. "So grateful to @realDonaldTrump, Jared Kushner & to everyone who has showed compassion & contributed countless hours to this important moment for Ms. Alice Marie Johnson".

It was only last Wednesday Kim met with the Prez at the White House to discuss prison reform and afterwards she shared a photo of the two of them in the Oval Office.

Johnson got mixed up in drug trafficking following a particularly rough period in her life.

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

On May 30, Johnson spent another birthday in prison while West went to the White House to advocate for her release.

Today President Trump granted clemency to Johnson, 63, commuting her life sentence.


"This moment right now I happening because President Trump had mercy on me and I'd like to tell him that please, please remember the others who have been behind because there are so many, as you say like me who need to have the opportunity that I've had".

She told reporters that Kardashian was the one who first called her with the good news and thanked her especially, saying she never gave up the fight. Have a say in our informal poll, and feel free to elaborate in the comments section.

In a hand-scrawled letter last June she wrote: "I'm a broken woman". 'No matter what, you never let anyone else dictate your life! Adding, "he really understood, and I am very hopeful that this will turn out really positively".

Shortly after Johnson's commute was announced, Kardashian's family sent her messages of support on social, with Kris Jenner pulling a total #proudmom move. "I can't wait to get back on the workforce and get back to my community", she told a gathering of family members and supporters.

She revealed, "I'm so happy, nothing bothers me".

Last October, Kim discovered Johnson's story through a video on Mic.com. "Alice has more than paid her debt to society by serving over 21 years of a life-without-parole sentence as a nonviolent drug offender".

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