Alice Marie Johnson Speaks Out After Getting Sentence Commuted

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The local NBC affiliate WVTM-13 captured the moment the 63-year-old grandmother was released from prison, as she raced toward a group of her family members and friends that had arrived to greet her.

Kim Kardashian West had lobbied for her release, meeting the president last week.

"Telling her for the first time and hearing her screams while crying together is a moment I will never forget", she wrote on Twitter. "I didn't even know life was on the table until after the trial", said Johnson. "To save someone's life and do that once a year, then that would make [my] heart fuller". Kim will most likely travel to Alice as she now adjusts to life outside the prison walls, but the meeting looks to be happening.

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Alice Marie Johnson is emotional and greeted by dozens of family members as they see her for the first time since she's been free. Once she was there, it became clear that she and the president were on the same page. "I want you to brace yourself, because here's a sentence I don't often say: Donald Trump did somethin' good", the late-night show host said.

President Donald Trump commuted the sentence of Alice Johnson, who was sentenced in 1997 on money laundering and drug conspiracy charges. It ends Johnson's sentence but does not remove her 1996 conviction. She was serving a life sentence for "leading a multi-million-dollar drug ring that dealt in tons of cocaine from 1991 to 1994", the Tennessean reported.

So, I'll do what I have to do to. get you out or make this happen if I have the power to do that, ' " Kardashian said. After having her sentence commuted by President Trump, she was freed Wednesday after nearly 22 years in a federal prison.

"I would tell President Trump thank you so much".

President Barack Obama did not intervene in Johnson's case during his eight years in office because the Justice Department recommended denying Johnson's request for commutation.

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