President Trump commutes sentence of Alice Johnson after Kim Kardashian meeting

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63-year-old grandmother Alice Marie Johnson was on Wednesday released from prison after her life sentence was commuted by President Donald Trump.

Holley told The Blast that she was on the "wonderful, emotional and unbelievable phone call with Alice, Kim and Alice's lawyers".

Catina Johnson was seven months pregnant when her mother went to prison, she said. "Despite receiving a life sentence, Alice worked hard to rehabilitate herself in prison, and act as a mentor to her fellow inmates", the statement read.

Johnson's daughter Catina Scales spoke with Business Insider earlier on Wednesday, as she was en route to pick her mother up from the Aliceville correctional facility in Alabama.

"And this is not just a publicity thing for her, Kim told me that when she left that White House meeting, that no matter how this turns out, that she would never stop fighting for me until I got home".

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As for Johnson's next steps, she'll have regular check-ins with her parole officer and is making plans to meet Kardashian West soon. With prison now behind her, she's finding freedom in the arms of her family.

On Thursday, Trump tweeted a message to Johnson wishing her well. "President Trump saved Alice Johnson's life today", Johnson's attorney Brittany K. Barnett said in a statement.

According to Mic, the outlet that first publicized Johnson's story, which in turn got the attention of Kardashian West, "Johnson was convicted for her role facilitating communications in a cocaine trafficking operation in Memphis, Tennessee". "Thank you", Johnson said.

As clemency petitions work their way through the system, the president routinely denies the "vast majority" of requests, a White House official said. She met with President Trump and the president's son-in-law, senior adviser Jared Kushner. She was then handed a sentence of life with no chance of parole, plus another 25 years.

"It was unbelievable because she felt my mother's pain and change in her heart, and to come through and do that for my mom - forever, forever grateful", Scales said.

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