Then, after saying she screamed when she got the news, she also took time to thank both Kardashian and Trump for her new freedom. "Despite receiving a life sentence, Alice worked hard to rehabilitate herself in prison, and act as a mentor to her fellow inmates", the White House said in a statement Wednesday afternoon.
Kardashian West enlisted her lawyer Shawn Holley to help get Johnson released after learning about her story last fall. 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. She and her family drove back to Memphis that same night.
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Johnson was convicted of conspiracy to possess cocaine and attempted possession of cocaine. "It's hard to imagine that I have now served 20 years of my life sentence for that one mistake".
As clemency petitions work their way through the system, the president routinely denies the "vast majority" of requests, a White House official said.
Johnson would have died behind bars without the presidents clemency.
Another attorney, Brittany K. Barnett, said earlier that Johnson feels overwhelmed with emotion and like she's been "resurrected from the dead". "And I had been in communication with Jared [Kushner] so I was feeling things were looking really positive".
Kardashian West announced the "BEST NEWS EVER!". "Her commutation is inspirational & gives hope to so many others who are also deserving of a second chance". "I didn't even know life was on the table until after the trial", said Johnson. Trump told Kardashian during their Oval Office meeting that she and her husband were boosting his popularity with African-Americans, according to two people familiar with the matter.