Trump commutes term of Kardashian-championed drug offender

Donald Trump and musician Kanye West pose at Trump Tower in Manhattan N.Y. on Dec. 13 2016

Alice Marie Johnson is serving a life sentence in prison for first-time, nonviolent drug offenses.

Johnson "has accepted responsibility for her past behavior and has been a model prisoner over the past two decades", the White House statement said.

After having her sentence commuted by President Trump, she was freed Wednesday after nearly 22 years in a federal prison. She went on to say that her heart "is so full of gratitude for the lovely inside and out Kim Khardashian West who chose to advocate for and essentially save the life of my mother, someone she had never heard of or met!"

She tweeted her thanks to the president and Mr Kushner, saying: "So grateful to @realDonaldTrump, Jared Kushner & to everyone who has showed compassion & contributed countless hours to this important moment for Ms. Alice Marie Johnson".

"I would pull out my family pictures and look at my children - and I hoped to see my parents again".

Trump posed for a photo with Kardashian in the Oval Office May 30 and later shared it on Twitter, writing, "Great meeting with @KimKardashian today, talked about prison reform and sentencing".

Administration officials say the president is not only contemplating possible pardons - which wipes out a conviction - but also commutations, which leave the conviction intact and on the person's record while reducing the punishment.

Kardashian's appeal worked because Ms. Johnson has just been released to her family, CBS News reports. "Without her, I would still be in Aliceville", Johnson said.

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In 1996, Johnson was convicted of federal drug and money laundering charges.

When the news broke, Kim tweeted, "BEST NEWS EVER!".

Johnson had served more than 20 years in prison.

Johnson would have died behind bars without the presidents clemency.

"She said, 'You can go home, you can go home now.' When I heard the word 'home, ' I started screaming and jumping and crying", Johnson said.

Happy that her prison time is over, Johnson noted that she feels she has more than paid her debt to society but she's "not bitter about it".

"I just knew him from "The Apprentice" and other things and he was amusing to me", Johnson said.

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