Alice Marie Johnson has had the remainder of her life sentence commuted by Donald Trump after Kim Kardashian pleaded her case during an Oval Office visit.
The first-time nonviolent drug offender has already served 21 years in prison after she was convicted on charges of conspiracy to possess cocaine and attempted possession of cocaine.
A government official statement read “While this Administration will always be very tough on crime, it believes that those who have paid their debt to society and worked hard to better themselves while in prison deserve a second chance,”.
This latest commutation is the sixth act of clemency issued by the president since taking office. Last month, Trump posthumously pardoned boxer Jack Johnson after the actor Sylvester Stallone raised his case.
Kim Kardashian, who spearheaded the pardon after meeting the President said “I would like to thank President Trump for his time this afternoon. It is our hope that the President will grant clemency to Ms. Alice Marie Johnson who is serving a life sentence for a first-time, non-violent drug offence, We are optimistic about Ms. Johnson’s future and hopeful that she and so many like her -will get a second chance at life.”