Kim Kardashian‘s mission to free Alice Johnson is complete!
A week after Kim visited the White House to discuss prison reform with Donald Trump, he has granted her request to commute the sentence of the Tennessee grandmother, who is serving a life sentence in prison on a first-time non-violent drug conviction.
Mic broke the news:
President Donald Trump has granted clemency on Wednesday to Alice Marie Johnson, a first-time nonviolent drug offender who was given a life sentence without parole, Mic has learned.
The 63-year-old great-grandmother — whose case has been spotlighted recently by Kim Kardashian West and Mic’s Opinion desk — will be released from federal prison in Aliceville, Alabama, where she has been serving her sentence since 1996.
News of Johnson’s release comes a week after Kardashian West advocated for her in an Oval Office meeting with Trump.
Kim took to Twitter to celebrate the good news:
BEST NEWS EVER!!!! 🙏🏼🙏🏼🙏🏼 https://t.co/JUbpbE1Bk0
— Kim Kardashian West (@KimKardashian) June 6, 2018
This is wonderful. I’m so happy for Alice and grateful to Kim for her efforts to get her released.