Kim Kardashian Celebrates President Trump's Commutation of Alice Johnson

Kim Kardashian Celebrates President Trump's Commutation of Alice Johnson

Kim Kardashian Celebrates President Trump's Commutation of Alice Johnson

Kim requested a pardon for her great-grandmother, Alice Marie Johnson, a first-time nonviolent drug offender serving a life sentence.

The 63-year-old ran towards family and supporters as she enjoyed her first moments of freedom in more than two decades.

The officials spoke on the condition of anonymity because they weren't authorised to publicly discuss the commutation before it was announced.

Following his meeting with Kardashian last week, Trump tweeted: "Great meeting with @KimKardashian today, talked about prison reform and sentencing". She detailed how she lost her job at FedEx due to gambling addiction, she lost a son in a motorcycle accident, and then her marriage ended in divorce.

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'. Court records show she had a motion pending for a reduction in her sentence, but prosecutors were opposed, saying the sentence was in accord with federal guidelines based on the large quantity of drugs involved.

Johnson petitioned former President Barack Obama for clemency three times but was denied under his relief program. The reasons are unclear.

Kardashian West got involved in Johnson's case after she was profiled in a viral Facebook video a year ago. She said she "was not only moved to tears, but moved to action". "She's a model inmate".

"I urge the president to do the same for other federal prisoners serving extreme sentences that don't match the offenses, while reforming our draconian sentencing laws that produce these senseless punishments".

About a month before the meeting West praised Trump in a tweet, claiming that he and the president "are both dragon energy". "She is an incredible woman, an unbelievable woman".

Image: Johnson had spent more than 20 years in prison.

She also wrote, "So grateful to @realDonaldTrump, Jared Kushner & to everyone who has showed compassion & contributed countless hours to this important moment for Ms. Alice Marie Johnson".

Last week, Kardashian West met with fellow reality TV star Trump in the White House to push for Johnson's pardon. Johnson said she heard her name called over the intercom for her to report to her case manager when she heard Kardashian West's voice. "I'll do whatever it takes to get her out".

After her interview with Mic reached over 8 million people, Kardashian West reached out to Johnson's lawyer, Shawn Holley, and expressed her desire to help bring attention to Johnson's case.

Trump has issued a series of high-profile pardons since taking office, including former Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio and, last week, conservative author and filmmaker Dinesh D'Souza.

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