Alice Johnson thanks Trump for Kardashian-backed release

08 June, 2018, 13:05 | Author: Rafael Roberts
  • Alice Johnson

This story was updated with Alice Johnson's comment.

Kim Kardashian-West hired a team of attorneys and brought her case to the president's attention.

On Friday, in an interview with CNN's Van Jones, Kanye West's wife opens up about her role in securing the presidential pardon for Johnson. "Her commutation is inspirational & gives hope to so many others who are also deserving of a second chance". "It was a ideal ending".

The Mic video profiling Johnson has been viewed over 4 million times on Facebook and a Change.org petition asking the president to grant Johnson clemency received the support of 271,000 people, USA Today reported.

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

Kardashian West appeared to be just as ecstatic about Trump's decision and her phone call with Johnson, sharing the news in a series of tweets.

"I knew it had to be some news..."

"I think that it's great she's using her influence in this way", said Ashley Edwards, senior news and politics editor at the millennial-focused lifestyle site Refinery29. "This is a person that she needs to do something [for]".

Kardashian didn't get a shout out in the release, but her voice definitely sparked this move.

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Alice Johnson reunites with her family members June 6, 2018. "I wanted to jump into their arms".

Johnson's daughter Catina Scales spoke with Business Insider earlier on Wednesday, as she was en route to pick her mother up from the Aliceville correctional facility in Alabama. "Despite receiving a life sentence, Alice worked hard to rehabilitate herself in prison, and act as a mentor to her fellow inmates". "When you see my face, you see so many other faces that I represent".

Alice Marie Johnson, the woman whose life sentence for drug offenses was commuted by President Trump, has been reunited with her family, according to multiple reports. She added, "Life for a time was good". "I'm not bitter about it".

"I want a cell phone".

Ivanka Trump was one of the first people she called to plead Johnson's case, Kardashian said.

Kardashian welcomed the commutation of Johnson's sentence with a tweet. She was tried on charges of cocaine conspiracy and money-laundering charges.

She wrote: "Best news ever!". Last month, he posthumously pardoned boxer Jack Johnson after meeting with Sylvester Stallone, who was invested in the case. Jared Kushner, Trump's son-in-law and advisor also met with West to discuss his efforts on prison reform.

Ms Johnson was given a life term without parole.

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