Kim Kardashian's Effort to Grant Clemency to Alice Johnson

Trump grants Alice Johnson clemency following meeting with Kim Kardashian
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11 June, 2018

At 63-years-old, Johnson accepted the fact she may have to spend the rest of her life in prison, but that all changed Wednesday.

Johnson said she has not heard directly from the White House but she'd like to tell Trump how grateful she is for having her released - for herself and her family.

Johnson learned Wednesday that her life sentence plus 25 years for her role in a cocaine distribution ring, a nonviolent drug offense, was being commuted by Trump through a phone call from Kim Kardashian West.

The president pardoned Johnson a week after meeting with Kardashian West in the Oval Office to discuss the case.

News of the decision was met with thanks from West, who noted that Johnson's case "gives hope to so many others who are also deserving of a second chance".

Kim Kardashian will soon finally meet Alice Marie Johnson, the great-grandmother she helped to free from prison.

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However, Johnson has maintained that she never actually sold or dealt drugs, and that her role in the group was that of a "telephone mule" who passed messages along. "That I am going to be that one that is going to make you so proud and I hope that my life will encourage him to do this for others, too", Johnson said in an interview on CBS This Morning Thursday.

Alice was serving a life sentence for a first-time non-violent drug offence, after she was convicted of cocaine trafficking back in 1996.

Trump has taken a much different approach to presidential pardon power than his predecessor.

She added, "We are optimistic about Ms. Johnson's future and hopeful that she -and so many like her - will get a second chance at life". He pardoned the late heavyweight boxer Jack Johnson, controversial former Arizona Sheriff Joe Arpaio and Lewis "Scooter" Libby, a former top aide to then-Vice President Dick Cheney. But Kim said her involvement didn't start with the president: "I reached out to Ivanka and I said ... Telling her for the first time and hearing her screams while crying together is a moment I will never forget".

Kardashian West got involved in Johnson's case after she was profiled in a viral Facebook video a year ago.


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