Alice Johnson to be released after clemency from Trump

Alice Johnson to be released after clemency from Trump

June 6 (UPI) — President Donald Trump granted clemency Wednesday for Alice Marie Johnson, a first-time nonviolent drug offender who was given a life sentence without parole.

As a result of Trump’s action, the 63-year-old great-grandmother will be released from federal prison in Aliceville, Ala., where she’s been serving the sentence since 1996.

Trump discussed Johnson’s case with Kim Kardashian at the White House last week, when the reality star appealed to the president on prison reform.

Ahead of the meeting, the Keeping Up With the Kardashians star said she intended to seek a reprieve for Johnson.

For months, Kardashian has campaigned in behalf of Johnson to senior presidential adviser Jared Kushner, whom she also met at the White House.

“BEST NEWS EVER!” Kardashian tweeted Wednesday.

Johnson’s commutation precedes a number of prison-related actions Trump is considering, CNN reported.