President Trump Commutes Alice Marie Johnson's Life Sentence

Trump reportedly ‘obsessed’ with pardons considering Kardashian’s request

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Kardashian-West has reacted to Trump's decision on Twitter. She was released the same day after serving 21 years in prison. "I'm free to start over". "It was a ideal ending".

Happy Birthday Alice Marie Johnson.

On May 30, Kim Kardashian headed to the White House on a mission.

The unlikely duo first met in May to discuss commuting Johnson's life sentence.

As she told Mic: "I felt like a failure..." "I'm planning a dinner for him at our house", she told E!

The Keeping Up with the Kardashians star said her husband is "the most genuine person".

"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. Johnson said her role was that of a go-between, relaying messages but not personally making drug deals or selling drugs. "I wanted to jump into their arms".

Commutations are a form of pardon that can shorten a prison sentence while leaving the other consequences of a conviction intact.

"I would like to thank President Trump for his time this afternoon".

Johnson added, "This is not the end for me".

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Johnson is a great-grandmother who has never met her grandchildren or great-grandchildren. It is our hope that the President will grant clemency to Ms. Alice Marie Johnson who is serving a life sentence for a first-time, non-violent drug offense'.

Attorney Brittany K. Barnett, another member of Johnson's legal team, said Johnson felt overwhelmed with emotion and like she's been "resurrected from the dead". "I'm not bitter about it".

The phone call I just had with Alice will forever be one of my best memories. She was convicted on charges of attempted possession of drugs and money-laundering in Tennessee.

Scholl said Johnson has admitted her wrongdoing, which is borne out in letters she has written to U.S. District Judge Samuel H. Mays, who now oversees her case.

Kardashian West tweeted that her phone call with Alice Johnson was "a moment [she] will never forget".

Most clemency requests are handled by the Justice Department's Office of the Pardon Attorney, which receives thousands of requests from prisoners every year, said Mark Osler, a law professor at the University of St. Thomas in Minnesota. Here's everything you need to know about the grandmother who moved the reality TV star.

Kardashian West expressed gratitude to Trump, his son-in-law and senior adviser Jared Kushner and others.

Johnson had served more than 20 years in prison.

"Despite receiving a life sentence, Alice worked hard to rehabilitate herself in prison, and act as a mentor to her fellow inmates".

Trump granted Johnson clemency on Wednesday.

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