Kim Kardashian recalls what happened when she told Alice Johnson she'd be freed from prison
Kim is now inspired by the release of Alice captioning it as the 'best news ever' and admitted she plans on helping others who might need it.
Kim Kardashian was on cloud nine after hearing that President Donald Trump had commuted the sentence for Alice Johnson. Alice had spent last 20 years behind bars for a non-violent drug offense and in order to set her free, Kim even visited the White House and interacted with Trump. Kim took to her Twitter to express her happiness and how it felt at the exact moment when she told Alice the good news.
"The phone call I just had with Alice will forever be one of my best memories. Telling her for the first time and hearing her screams while crying together is a moment I will never forget," she wrote. The paperwork for her release is currently being prepared. Kim even shared the post about her release and captioned it as "BEST NEWS EVER!!!!" At the same time, she thanked Trump for his support.
"So grateful to @realDonaldTrump, Jared Kushner & to everyone who has shown compassion & contributed countless hours to this important moment for Ms. Alice Marie Johnson. Her commutation is inspirational & gives hope to so many others who are also deserving of a second chance," she wrote. However, this is not the end for Kim and her work as she admitted she plans on helping others who might need it.
"I hope to continue this important work by working together with organizations who have been fighting this fight for much longer than I have and deserve the recognition," she added. The news about the case of Alice came to light after the White House finally confirmed on Wednesday (June 6) that Trump had granted her clemency.
“Ms. Johnson has accepted responsibility for her past behavior and has been a model prisoner over the past two decades. Despite receiving a life sentence, Alice worked hard to rehabilitate herself in prison, and act as a mentor to her fellow inmates," the 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."
Previously, in a series of tweets, Trump announced that he would be pardoning some of the people who had been wrongly convicted. Among the few, the first name was of Dinesh D’Souza. He pleaded guilty to arranging illegal campaign donations. In his tweet, Trump stated that Dinesh had been “treated very unfairly by our government!” At the same time, he said that he will also be considering a pardon for Martha Stewart, who was 'found guilty in 2004 on charges of conspiracy, obstruction of an agency proceeding, and making false statements to investigators over a stock sale,' according to news.com. He also hinted that he may make some changes to the sentence of former Illinois governor Rod Blagojevich who had been convicted on charges of corruption.