'Best news ever!' Kim Kardashian's trip to the White House pays off

Alice Marie Johnson is set to be pardoned and released from prison following an intervention by Kim Kardashian West

Alice Marie Johnson is set to be pardoned and released from prison following an intervention by Kim Kardashian West Credit

When Kim Kardashian West learned that Alice Marie Johnson - a nonviolent drug offender serving a life sentence - would be freed, she broke the news to her while sobbing on the phone.

Kardashian West tweeted that her phone call with Alice Johnson was "a moment [she] will never forget". She has said that prison guards wrote letters on her behalf and that she has perfectly clean behavior, spending her free time writing plays.

She was sentenced to life in prison in 1997, and appellate judges and the U.S. Supreme Court have rejected her appeals. "So I just was like, 'Wait, she doesn't know?' And Alice was like, 'Know what?' And I was like, 'You're going home'". How did Kim Kardashian get involved? When West heard Johnson's story, she tweeted that she didn't find it fair.

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But on Wednesday the reality TV star took to Twitter to celebrate Johnson's pardon, writing that it was the "BEST NEWS EVER!". She is expected to be released soon. He felt her heart and he explained that to me... And I love you, President Trump!

Kardashian, 37, met with Trump, 71, and his son-in-law Jared Kushner at the White House on May 30 to discuss prison reform and champion commutation for Johnson, who served 22 years in prison for her participation in a cocaine trafficking operation. She was convicted of drug conspiracy and money laundering charges in 1996. Although she didn't engage in any violent activity, she was given a mandatory life sentence plus 25 years, according to ABC News. She was serving a life sentence for "leading a multi-million-dollar drug ring that dealt in tons of cocaine from 1991 to 1994", the Tennessean reported. All I can say is Thank you, President Trump.

Kim is hopeful of helping many unfairly sentenced people in the future also and says Alice is just the first one, many more to be helped. After having her sentence commuted by President Trump, she was freed Wednesday after nearly 22 years in a federal prison. But Kardashian didn't want to take too much credit for Johnson's release and acknowledged the advocacy of others who were trying to help Johnson throughout the years.

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