5 things to know about Alice Marie Johnson

Kelvin Reese
June 10, 2018

And thank them she did as she left an Alabama prison on Wednesday after 21 years behind bars. "I think I lost it for a moment", Johnson recalled.

Ms Johnson's commutation of sentence is the sixth act of clemency granted by Mr Trump since he took office and the second one issued after a celebrity had appealed to him.

It is said that Kardashian West contacted Ivanka Trump first, in order to get help setting up a meeting with the president. Johnson said her role was that of a go-between, relaying messages but not personally making drug deals or selling drugs. In a statement on the commutation of her sentence, White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders said Johnson "has been a model prisoner over the past two decades". "She told me that she knew that this was meant to be", Johnson said. Why was Alice Johnson jailed?

There is a Justice Department review process, but presidents are not bound to follow it and Trump has not adhered to department guidelines in many of these cases. The 1994 indictment describes dozens of deliveries and drug transactions, many involving Johnson.

- Kim Kardashian West (@KimKardashian) June 6, 2018BREAKING: President Trump has granted clemency to #AliceMarieJohnson after meeting with @KimKardashian West to talk about her case last week. Last month, Trump posthumously pardoned the boxer Jack Johnson after the actor Sylvester Stallone raised his case with the President.

Her case had been championed by reality TV star Kim Kardashian West, who met with Trump in the Oval Office last week.

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Her release was initially confirmed by Jennifer Turner of the American Civil Liberties Union, who is part of Johnson's legal team. When asked what it was like to see her family for the first time since she was freed, Johnson rejoiced that she wasn't wearing handcuffs.

Johnson was convicted in 1996 on eight criminal counts related to a Memphis-based cocaine trafficking operation. "I promise you President Trump, I will make you proud that you gave me that second chance".

Though she had never before committed a crime before, Johnson was sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole.

Administration officers say the president just isn't exclusively considering potential pardons - which wipes out a conviction - but in addition commutations, which depart the conviction intact and on the individual's document whereas decreasing the punishment.

During the interview, the "Keeping Up With the Kardashians" star admitted that being in the White House was downright awe-inspiring.

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