Alice Marie Johnson Celebrates After Prison Release: ‘I Love You, President Trump’

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

After President Donald Trump commuted Alice Johnson's sentence following an Oval Office meeting with Kim Kardashian West, the first-time, nonviolent drug offender, who was serving life without the possibility of parole, is praising the president for his mercy.

Johnson said that now that she's free, she wants to fight hard for prison reform, including making sure people incarcerated are ready to rejoin society when their "miracle" does come. "Despite receiving a life sentence, Alice worked hard to rehabilitate herself in prison, and act as a mentor to her fellow inmates", the White House said in a statement announcing the commutation on Wednesday afternoon.

A WEEPING great-grandmother ran into the arms of her family after her release from jail was championed by reality TV star Kim Kardashian.

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. "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.

In an interview Thursday night with Fox News' Martha MacCallum on "The Story", Johnson expressed her gratitude for Trump's decision the day before to commute her sentence.

It is said that Kardashian West contacted Ivanka Trump first, in order to get help setting up a meeting with the president.

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The reprieve will provide an unexpected new lifeline for Johnson, who once said that her family "told me that coming to visit me in prison is like visiting a grave site". "It was the most exhilarating feeling I've ever had, Michael".

Johnson was convicted in 1996 on non-violent related drug charges.

Denied clemency three times during the Obama administration, Johnson says this time it felt different.

It ended up being a video on the news site Mic that caught the attention of Kim Kardashian West.

"Her commutation is inspirational & gives hope to so many others who are also deserving of a second chance", she continued. "And that's to take a look at her situation, look at the individual, and say, "hey, this person is more than just a number or a statistic", said Scholl. "This just isn't fair.' He knew that this was the right thing to do", Kim said.

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