President Trump Commutes Sentence Of Grandmother Serving Life In Prison

10 June, 2018, 13:16 | Author: Angel Logan
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She was later released from an Alabama prison after serving 21 years of her life sentence for a nonviolent drug offense and money laundering charges, CNN reported.

In a statement, the White House press secretary, Sarah Sanders, said, "Ms Johnson has accepted responsibility for her past behavior and has been a model prisoner over the past two decades".

Johnson was convicted in 1996 on eight criminal counts related to a Memphis-based cocaine trafficking operation.

The 63-year-old grandmother walked out of the federal prison in Aliceville Wednesday evening. "Kim was the one to tell Alice that she was being released".

A lawyer for Kim Kardashian West is describing the moment Alice Marie Johnson found out President Donald Trump had commuted her sentence.

"It's an fantastic feeling especially just being with my family again", she tells "Good Morning America Thursday, June 7". With prison now behind her, she's finding freedom in the arms of her family.

The president pardoned Johnson a week after meeting with Kardashian West in the Oval Office to discuss the case.

"The presidential pardon holds a special resonance for Trump, representing one area where he has nearly unchecked power as other aspects of his presidency... remain outside his control", The Post says.

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

"If you've noticed, I keep touching her because it's hard to believe she's actually here", said Catina Scales, Johnson's daughter.

When the news broke, Kim tweeted, "BEST NEWS EVER!". "Thank you", Johnson said. She then delivered the news herself that Johnson's life plus 25-year sentence was being commuted. Last week, the reality star lobbied the president for Johnson's clemency. "I feel like my life is starting over again", an emotional Alice told reporters outside the prison, reported CNN. "Her commutation is inspirational & gives hope to so many others who are also deserving of a second chance". "The only thing I can do is to make him proud that I he did it and not disappoint him", she said.

"Never in my wildest dreams did I think Kim Kardashian would take my cause on", Johnson said.

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