Published: Fri, June 08, 2018
Entertaiment | By Minnie Bishop

President Trump FREES grandmother from prison

President Trump FREES grandmother from prison

Alice Marie Johnson has spent the last two decades behind bars and is not eligible for parole.

Last week Kim Kardashian visited Donald Trump at the White House, which is a sentence I would have found totally ridiculous five years ago.

"I plan on continue to work hard to use my case as an example for prison reform and sentencing reform to make a difference", she said. In 1993, she was arrested and accused of participating in an operation that trafficked drugs, including cocaine, and was involved in money-laundering.

Johnson was sentenced to life without the possibility of parole, and appellate courts and the U.S. Supreme Court had denied her appeals.

Hours after Trump's action, the 63-year-old great-grandmother left a federal prison in Aliceville, Ala., where she's been serving time since 1996. In a Twitter statement, Kardashian said, "I would like to thank President Trump for his time this afternoon".

"Telling her for the first time and hearing her screams while crying together is a moment I will never forget", she added.

Johnson continued, "I lived my life with an eye toward one day walking out of those doors a free woman and the day that I got the news that President Trump had granted my clemency and given me a second chance at life was the best day of my life". Have a say in our informal poll, and feel free to elaborate in the comments section.

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Kim Kardashian West's foray into politics seems to have paid off, with Donald Trump commuting the life sentence of Alice Marie Johnson.

Ms Kardashian West joined what has been a long-running campaign for Johnson's freedom, spearheaded by the clemency foundation CAN-DO, friends and family.

Johnson gathered letters of recommendations from her warden and members of Congress in their initial effort to seek clemency from President Barack Obama.

"I'm thankful for the media that has been covering this because they have magnified the plight of those serving these sentences for non-violent crimes".

"Her commutation is inspirational & gives hope to so many others who are also deserving of a second chance", she wrote on Twitter.

Johnson, a black woman in MS, was sentenced in 1996 to life in prison without the possibility of parole for a first-time drug offense. The majority of users appear to be excited for Johnson, while others are astonished that Kardashian was able accomplishment what many had been fighting years for. "I'm not bitter about it", she said.

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