Alice Johnson released after clemency from Trump

Adjust Comment Print

Kardashian said the President shared the news that he granted Johnson's freedom in a phone call to the reality star.

ACLU attorney Jennifer Turner, who represented Johnson in her bid for clemency, urged Trump "to do the same for other federal prisoners serving extreme sentences that don't match the offenses, while reforming our draconian sentencing laws that produce these senseless punishments". She was convicted in 1996 on eight counts related to a cocaine trafficking ring in Memphis. "We are optimistic about Ms. Johnson's future and hopeful that she-and so many like her-will get a second chance at life".

Johnson was sentenced to life without the possibility of parole, and appellate courts and the U.S. Supreme Court had denied her appeals.

The reality TV star voiced her desire to meet 63-year-old Alice Johnson after she was released from jail on Wednesday thanks to her intervention, American broadcaster TMZ said.

Happy Birthday Alice Marie Johnson. News, "She really wants to make a difference in people's lives and left Washington feeling very inspired".

On May 31, Trump pardoned D'Souza, who illegally funneled $20,000 to the campaign of Republican Wendy Long in her race against Sen. "You fought and you fought until I was free".

Polls open today for Iowa's primary election | Public Announcements
Look for Yvette Herrell and Monty Newman to rise to to the top in the GOP primary, but which one wins that race is anyone's guess. In fact he's running twice-both to serve as his own temporary replacement until November and to serve out the next full term.

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

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.

The phone call I just had with Alice will forever be one of my best memories.

Johnson will be released from the Aliceville Correctional Facility in Alabama, the aforementioned article states, where she's spent the last 21 years behind bars on charges of conspiracy to possess cocaine, attempted possession of cocaine and money laundering.

"But this is seriously such an honor", she continued, "so thank you to the CFDA for this award".

The statement added that the administration believed in being tough on crime but believed in giving a second chance to those who tried to better themselves in prison. Last month, he posthumously pardoned boxer Jack Johnson after meeting with Sylvester Stallone, who was invested in the case. "Please wake up America and help end injustice", she said.

Comments