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

Deanna Kelley
June 7, 2018

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

Johnson was jailed in 1996 with 15 others for taking part in a cocaine distribution ring. But unlike most federal prisons, the facility where Johnson is held ― Aliceville Federal Correctional Institution in Alabama ― allows prisoners access to videoconferencing.

"Once Alice's family joined the call, the tears never stopped flowing", he added. After Trump announced he was granting Alice clemency, Kim tweeted, "The phone call I just had with Alice will forever be one of my best memories".

Notably, the decision came after a meeting with Kim Kardashian, who has always been an advocate for the incarcerated 63-year-old.

Trump's decision, his latest inspired by a celebrity champion, comes amid a flurry of recent pardons issued by the president.

"My mother has accepted full responsibility for her actions and used that experience to better her life and the lives of others".

A White House official familiar with the clemency process said that Trump continues to examine the cases of people who he believes have been victims of the criminal justice system.

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But a long list of officials - congressmen, the USA attorney and even the warden at her prison - have asked the pardon attorney to reconsider. When asked what it was like to see her family for the first time since she was freed, Johnson rejoiced that she wasn't wearing handcuffs.

Kardashian asked her personal lawyer, Shawn Holley, to help secure Johnson's pardon after seeing a clip about her on Mic. Now, her own daughter is seven months pregnant, and she can't wait to meet her grandmother, she said. The 63-year old more than two decades behind bars and is not eligible for parole.

Kim Kardashian West screamed and cried when she heard about her husband Kanye's controversial comments on slavery, she has revealed.

The Keeping Up With The Kardashians star has revealed she's chose to keep things low-key for the rapper's 41st birthday on Friday and just wants to put together a small meal with their close friends and family at their house in Hidden Hills, California.

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

Johnson, an ordained minister, is also a playwright, mentor, counselor, tutor and a companion for suicidal inmates, and did not commit any disciplinary infractions in two decades in prison.

Kardashian West became a public advocate for Johnson at the end of 2017 when she stumbled upon a video published by Mic that tells the woman's story.

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