Trump commutes woman’s life sentence after meeting with Kim Kardashian

Willy Sanjuan  Invision  AP FILEKim Kardashian West arrives for an event on Nov. 4 2017 in Los Angeles

Willy Sanjuan Invision AP FILEKim Kardashian West arrives for an event on Nov. 4 2017 in Los Angeles

After meeting with the reality star in the Oval Office last week, President Trump granted clemency to Johnson.

"I'm kind of shocked I'm winning a fashion award when I'm naked most of the time", she joked during her acceptance speech.

The White House said Johnson accepted responsibility and has been a model prisoner, serving as a mentor to inmates.

"I want to say to President Trump, I am going to make you proud that you gave me this second chance in life". "It's a miracle day". "The fact that it took the involvement of Kim Kardashian to obtain (Johnson's) release demonstrates the extent of the problem and how, especially after one is convicted it takes Herculean efforts to obtain justice". Kim was moved to act ever since she heard the story of the first-time non-violent drug offender back in October 2017. She felt as if her life was starting over again. I'm free to start over.

Ms Johnson was given a life term without parole. "My heart is just bursting with gratitude".

This isn't Kardashian West's first time advocating for incarcerated women.

Citing Johnson's good behavior and rehabilitation, President Trump on Wednesday commuted her sentence a week after meeting with Kardashian. And I love you, President Trump!

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Holley told ABC News about Johnson's pardon,"I'm sobbing too many tears of joy and gratitude right now to offer a cogent statement". "It's hard to imagine that I have now served 20 years of my life sentence for that one mistake".

"While this Administration will always be very tough on crime, it believes that those who have paid their debt to society and worked hard to better themselves while in prison deserve a second chance", the statement read.

Kardashian also asked the President's daughter for a meeting with her father.

"I think that when you pardon one black person, but you have set rules in place... that send more black people to jail for exactly the same situation she was in, it's three-card monte", he said. Johnson, who had been serving a mandatory life sentence plus 25 years for a nonviolent drug offense, also had a plea for the president to review more cases like hers.

"I told Alice, 'I'm never going to give up".

"I saw this seven months ago and I have [had] daily phone calls with the White House, maybe a dozen emails a day trying to get letters from the warden", she said, though she was quick to credit Johnson's supporters as well. She visited the White House last week of press Johnson's case.

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