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President Trump commutes life sentence of Alice Marie Johnson

June 8, 2018  |  Posted by: Michael Falzarano
President Trump commutes life sentence of Alice Marie Johnson

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Alice Johnson released after Pres. Trump commutes the life sentence of Alice Marie Johnson for drug trafficking

Alice Marie Johnson, who spent more than two decades behind bars for drug offenses left a federal prison in Alabama on Wednesday after President Trump commuted her sentence.

Reality TV star Kim Kardashian West advocated on Johnson’s case and even lobbied on her behalf directly to Pres. Trump during a White House visit last week.

The Tennessee grandmother thanked President Donald Trump Thursday for commuting her life sentence and called it divine intervention that made Kim Kardashian appeal to the commander-in-chief on her behalf.

Trump decided she’d served her time and announced her prison commutation on Wednesday.

“I know that it was a miracle, I know that only God could have touched Kim Kardashian’s heart like that and we have connected,” Johnson, 63, said in an interview on the “Today” show.

“She said that she felt something when she saw and heard my story and I’m just so thankful for it, I can’t explain it, it’s a miracle,”

“I would tell President Trump thank you so much. That I am going to be that one that is going to make you so proud and I hope that my life will encourage him to do this for others, too,” Johnson said in an interview on “CBS This Morning” Thursday.

She also thanked Kardashian-West, calling the reality star her “war angel.”

“I want to tell my war angel, thank you for never giving up, you did it, you fought and you fought until I was free,” she said.

Johnson was sentenced in 1996 for drug trafficking after she became broke and suffered through a series of tragedies.

During her prison stint, Johnson says she said she turned her life around and decided that she wasn’t “going to just do time or let time do me.”

Johnson says she now intends to be an advocate for inmates with similar backgrounds.

“I want to take this chance to try to magnify what has happened with me so that people will remember that there are other people just like me who are non-violent, first-time offenders who pose no safety risk to their communities,” she told “Today.” “I can’t just walk away and forget those who have been left behind.”

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