President Donald Trump commuted the sentence of Alice Johnson, who was sentenced in 1997 on money laundering and drug conspiracy charges. Michael Scholl, a member of Johnson's legal team, praised Trump for "a courageous move". It was a moment I will never forget.
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".
"I always had hope she'd be released, but I didn't know that today when I woke up this morning today was the day", she said.
The 37-year-old beauty - who voted for Trump's rival Hillary Clinton in the presidential campaign in 2016 - was surprised by how nice and understanding the president was. After her marriage fell apart, she lost her son in an accident, and she lost her job, Johnson became involved with a drug ring that transported and distributed cocaine.
A few days ago, Kim and Trump hit up social media to speak on their private prison reform meeting. Kardashian West tweeted her gratitude, thanking both the president and Jared Kushner for showing compassion and dedicating their time to doing the right thing by Ms. Johnson.
Kardashian West told Mic that Trump "really spent the time to listen to our case that we were making for Alice".
Video shows Johnson, dressed in white, running to her loved ones, who were waiting for her with flowers. "I'm free to hug my family", she said.
Johnson, an ordained minister, is also a playwright, mentor, counselor, tutor and a companion for suicidal inmates, and did not commit any disciplinary infractions in two decades in prison. The White House cited Johnson's spotless record in prison and work to rehabilitate herself. There has been speculation that with the Trump - with the Russian Federation investigation, which President Trump calls a witch hunt, that he may be trying to let anyone who might be indicted or maybe even could testify against him in this probe that he would be - let them know that he would be willing to use his pardon power for them. "I promise you President Trump, I will make you proud that you gave me that second chance".