Trump commutes sentence for Kardashian-backed drug offender

President Donald Trump grants clemency to Alice Johnson after Kim Kardashian West involvement

President Donald Trump grants clemency to Alice Johnson after Kim Kardashian West involvement

Kardashian welcomed the commutation of Johnson's sentence with a tweet.

Her daughter, Catina Johnson, said she learned about her mother's grant of clemency at the same time as the rest of the public.

Kardashian West described the moment via Twitter. Simpson was found not guilty in 1995. According to CNN, while the reality star and businesswoman was on the red carpet of the CFDA Fashion Awards in Brooklyn yesterday (June 4), she expressed how she felt while hearing the song.

The defense attorney, whose previous clients include celebrities such as Tupac Shakur, Paris Hilton, and Lindsay Lohan, soon got in touch with lawyers in the jurisdiction of Johnson's court case, a source told ABC News back in May.

It also said that she has accepted responsibility for her behavior and has been a model prisoner.

Trump issued a posthumous pardon to Jack Johnson, the first black heavyweight boxing champion, who was sent to prison a century ago in a racially charged case.

"This country's addiction to mass incarceration has devastated millions of families like Alice's, with emotional and economic consequences that can last generations", she added.

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

"Send a bill to my desk".

"Dear Ms. Kardashian, I am so humbled by what you are doing and have already done on my behalf".

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But Kardashian West didn't stop there.

The commutation, which is different than a pardon, puts a renewed focus on the Trump administration's push for prison and sentencing reform. Three requests were made - one during his first term, two during his second - that were rejected, including a final plea on January 6, 2017, only days before Obama left office. Trump's clemency warrant ordered her to be released immediately from Aliceville Federal Correctional Institution in Alabama.

Johnson has served nearly 22 years in prison as part of a life sentence for a non-violent drug offense.

Johnson had served more than 20 years in prison.

Kardashian-West has reacted to Trump's decision on Twitter.

The "Keeping Up With the Kardashians" star's hunch was correct.

Alice Johnson could be seen running to freedom just hours after the Tennessee woman had her sentence commuted by President Trump.

Ms. West touted the news in a tweet: "BEST NEWS EVER!".

"I just got off the most wonderful, emotional and incredible phone call with Alice, Kim and Alice's lawyers", Holley shared.

After years of failed attempts, Alice Marie Johnson is finally free, thanks to Kim Kardashian West. "One of my family members one time, and I'll never forget this, they said that coming to visit me in prison is like visiting a gravesite", said Johnson.

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