Trump commutes sentence after appeal by Kim Kardashian

39;Someone Finally Saw Me': Alice Marie Johnson Thanks President Trump and Kim Kardashian

Then, she received a phone call from her mother.

Trump announced Wednesday that he was granting clemency to 63-year-old Alice Marie Johnson, just a week after the reality TV star met with him at the White House to discuss prison reform and sentencing.

Ms. Johnson has accepted responsibility for her past behavior and has been a model prisoner over the past two decades. "I feel like my life is starting over again.' She called Kardashian an "angel" and thanked the president 'for giving me another chance at life and restoring me to my family".

"I never gave up hope", she said.

While in prison, where she became a grandmother and great-grandmother, Johnson enrolled in educational and vocational programmes, volunteered to help sick and dying prisoners and helped coordinate the prison's Special Olympics.

It was a sweet ending to the mission Kardashian said she joined after seeing a story about Johnson's case on her Twitter feed about seven months ago.

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President Barack Obama pardoned 231 individuals, many who had similar drug-related charges to those of Johnson's, in December 2016. "All I can say is thank you President Trump and I love you, President Trump".

Cameras captured Johnson's reunion with family members Wednesday night after a van transported her outside the prison. She had been serving time at Federal Correctional Institution Aliceville in Pickens County, AL.

Administration officials say the president is not only contemplating possible pardons - which wipes out a conviction - but also commutations, which leave the conviction intact and on the person's record while reducing the punishment.

She was first alerted to the issue after spotting a video about the case on social media. And he granted a posthumous pardon to boxing's first black heavyweight champion, which had been championed by actor Sylvester Stallone. "This just isn't fair.' He knew that this was the right thing to do", Kim said. And she also has connections to the White House: Her husband, rapper Kanye West, is a well-known Trump supporter.

The Keeping Up with the Kardashians star took up Alice's cause past year (17), after reading about her life sentence for a non-violent, first-time drug offence, and recruited top lawyer Shawn Holley to lead the effort to free her from the Aliceville Correctional Institution in Alabama.

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