Alice Marie Johnson Welcomed Home After Kim Kardashian Secures Her Release


Despite being a first-time offender, she was sentenced to life in prison without parole, which at the time was a mandatory sentence.

Then, after saying she screamed when she got the news, she also took time to thank both Kardashian and Trump for her new freedom.

A White House spokesperson said Johnson was a model prisoner and had paid her dues to society, hence her release after Kardashian lobbied for her.

Johnson was convicted and sentenced to life in prison for her involvement facilitating communications within a 1996 cocaine trafficking operation.

Kardashian West enlisted her lawyer Shawn Holley to help get Johnson released after learning about her story last fall.

Waleed Aly slammed Kim Kardashian's involvement in Alice Marie Johnson's pardon.

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Johnson had her life sentence commuted on Wednesday by President Trump after spending 22 years behind bars.

"It's an wonderful feeling especially just being with my family again", she tells "Good Morning America Thursday, June 7".

After the heartwarming reunion, Johnson and her family spent their first day together catching up before Johnson enjoyed a night's sleep on her own terms.

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"You now have a president who effectively thinks he can do things by pardons".

"I'm feeling no handcuffs on me. 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.

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"I'm still waiting to exhale!" she said in an email from prison, roughly 24 hours before she was released.

Johnson had served more than 20 years in prison.

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"It is an unbelievable feeling", Johnson told Baldwin of no longer being behind bars.

She also acknowledged that many people had worked on Johnson's case for years.

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

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