Trump Commutes the Life Sentence of Alice Marie Johnson
President Trump on Wednesday commuted the sentence of Alice Marie Johnson, a woman serving a life term for a nonviolent drug related crime.
President Trump is commuting the life sentence of Alice Marie Johnson, a woman convicted of drug offenses whose cause was championed by reality TV star Kim Kardashian West.
BREAKING: President Trump has granted clemency to #AliceMarieJohnson after meeting with @KimKardashian West to talk about her case last week.
This is her story and the video that started it all: https://t.co/KzxNo3OsSg pic.twitter.com/LU2N05rIdC
— Mic (@mic) June 6, 2018
That’s according to two White House officials who say Trump commuted the 63-year old Johnson’s sentence. She has spent more than two decades behind bars and is not eligible for parole.
Johnson was convicted in 1996 on eight criminal counts related to a Memphis-based cocaine trafficking operation.
Kardashian West visited the White House in May to advocate for Johnson.
BEST NEWS EVER!!!! 🙏🏼🙏🏼🙏🏼 https://t.co/JUbpbE1Bk0
— Kim Kardashian West (@KimKardashian) June 6, 2018
Johnson’s daughter Catina Scales told Business Insider she was en route to pick up her mother from the Aliceville correctional facility, where she expected to be released today.
Our reporters were with Alice Johnson’s family when they found out that Trump granted their clemency. This was their reaction: pic.twitter.com/ohXLkA6WPZ
— Jack Smith IV (@JackSmithIV) June 6, 2018
Alice Johnson, the moment she was released from prison and reunited with her family pic.twitter.com/qRi9HhI0JY
— #WVTM13 (@WVTM13) June 6, 2018