Trump Commutes Alice Marie Johnson’s Life Sentence for Nonviolent Drug Offense

Lydia FlemingJun 10, 2018

And thank them she did as she left an Alabama prison on Wednesday after 21 years behind bars.

Discussing the issue on Thursday night's episode of The Project, host Waleed Aly slammed Kardashian's involvement in Johnson's pardon. Michael Scholl, a member of Johnson's legal team, praised Trump for "a courageous move". Her clemency came as a surprise to some, after Mr. Trump recently said some drug dealers should get the death penalty.

Kim Kardashian West sat down with Van Jones to talk about her highly publicized visit to the White House. It is our hope that the President will grant clemency to Ms. Alice Marie Johnson who is serving a life sentence for a first-time, non-violent drug offense.

Alice Marie Johnson, who received a sentence commutation from President Donald Trump, was freed from prison Wednesday afternoon.

"I think that she really deserves a second chance at life", Kardashian told news reporters.

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.

Her case has been described as an extreme example of harsh, mandatory-minimum drug sentencing that emerged in the 1980s and 1990s.

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Kim Kardashian's meeting with Donald Trump last week was widely mocked.

Kim brought the good news, or rather "best news ever", to her Twitter following the official announcement.

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. "I'd like to tell President Trump that I am so grateful for everything you've done for me and my family". She is forecasted to be released from prison soon. Her commutation is inspirational & gives hope to so many others who are deserving of a second chance.

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

Once incarcerated, Johnson became a model prisoner, a playwright and minister to the other female prisoners.

"The presidential pardon holds a special resonance for Trump, representing one area where he has nearly unchecked power as other aspects of his presidency... remain outside his control", The Post says. She was convicted for facilitating communications in a cocaine trafficking operation in Memphis, Tennessee and was given a life sentence without the possibility of parole.

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