Alice Johnson Says Her Release Is 'Very Humbling'

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She continued: "So grateful to @realDonaldTrump, Jared Kushner & to everyone who has showed compassion & contributed countless hours to this important moment for Ms. Alice Marie Johnson".

As for Kardashian West, Johnson said, "Kim, I love you".

Johnson was jailed in 1996 with 15 others for taking part in a cocaine distribution ring.

Her case has been described as an extreme example of harsh, mandatory-minimum drug sentencing that emerged in the 1980s and 1990s.

"Despite receiving a life sentence, Alice worked hard to rehabilitate herself in prison, and act as a mentor to her fellow inmates", the statement said.

Kim Kardashian West met with Donald Trump at the White House last week.

"I think that she really deserves a second chance at life", Kardashian told news reporters.

Reality star Kim Kardashian West had visited Trump in the White House a week ago to seek Johnson's commutation, and she shared that the commutation has been granted.

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Happy Birthday Alice Marie Johnson.

"I feel that I have not only paid my debt, but I've overpaid my debt for the crime that I committed", she said. "They said that they can see the place where my body lay but they could never take me home again".

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

"Once Alice's family joined the call, the tears never stopped flowing", he added.

"My role was telephone mule", she said in a talk to Yale Law School in 2016 via video conference from prison.

It was Kardashian who got to break the news of the commuted sentence to Johnson. The federal prosecutor who oversaw Stewart's case in NY was James Comey, one of Trump's principal antagonists, and the man he fired as FBI director previous year.

Johnson has already served 21 years of a life sentence after she was convicted on charges of conspiracy to possess cocaine and attempted possession of cocaine, according to the nonprofit Can-Do, which advocates for clemency for non-violent drug offenders. It said that Johnson's warden, case manager and vocational training instructor had written letters in support. "Please wake up America and help end injustice", she said.

"I'm kind of shocked I'm winning a fashion award when I'm naked most of the time", she joked during her acceptance speech.

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