Kim Kardashian and First Daughter Ivanka Trump have reportedly teamed up to get 62-year-old woman out of jail
Alice Marie Johnson was jailed for life without parole for her part in a drug conspiracy. Now, 16 years later, she could be freed thanks to Kim Kardashian and Ivanka.
While Kanye may be President Trump's bestie, his wife Kim Kardashian is closely in touch with his daughter and her husband.
Kim Kardashian is working with First Daughter Ivanka Trump and her husband White House Senior Adviser Jared Kushner to try to get a pardon for imprisoned grandmother Alice Mary Johnson, a woman who was charged with money laundering and drug conspiracy charged and subsequently sentenced to life in prison without parole in 1997, reported Metro UK.
In a previous appeal to President Obama, Johnson was denied clemency. TMZ reports that “Johnson’s file is now on President Trump’s desk for review.”
Alice's case file has now reportedly been brought to President Donald Trump so that he can review it. Kim tweeted about Johnson's case back in 2017 which garnered national attention although it was the woman's first ever offense. Kim is working with her attorney Shawn Holley on a second case, that of Cyntonia Brown a woman convicted of killing a man who was reportedly using her as a sex slave when she was just 16 years old.
The system has failed. It’s heart breaking to see a young girl sex trafficked then when she has the courage to fight back is jailed for life! We have to do better & do what’s right. I’ve called my attorneys yesterday to see what can be done to fix this. #FreeCyntoiaBrown pic.twitter.com/73y26mLp7u— Kim Kardashian West (@KimKardashian) November 21, 2017
During her prosecution, state attorneys summoned 10 of her co-conspirators to testify against her for reduced charges. In fact, some of them even had their charges dropped. While the co-defendants were given sentences ranging from probation without jail time to a maximum of 10 years, Johnson was sentenced to life in prison without parole, with 25 years added on top.
Back then, Johnson told the court that she was simply relaying coded messages by telephone and that she never personally sold drugs.
A report of more than 110 case studies of prisoners named "A Living Death" included Johnson's case. The report contains cases of offenders serving life without parole for nonviolent offenses by the American Civil Liberties Union.
In the report, author Jennifer Turner, an ACLU human-rights researcher, said, “The punishments these people received are grotesquely out of proportion to the crimes they committed."
Among the crimes featured in the report were possession of a bottle cap containing a trace amount of heroin too small to weigh, selling of a single crack rock, possession of a crack pipe, and acting as a middleman in the sale of $10 of marijuana.
Previously, Johnson had written a note to Kardashian thanking her for her “deep and heartfelt gratitude” for shining a light on her situation, saying, “Ms. Kardashian you are literally helping to save my life and restore me to my family. I was drowning and you have thrown me a life jacket and given me hope.”
The ACLU publicized both the cases in a campaign aiming to bring awareness to mass incarceration. Kim's attorney Holley has previously worked in high-profile cases such as that of O.J. Simpson in 1995, assisting Kim's father Robert Kardashian in helping him win an acquittal for the murders of Ron Goldman and Simpson's partner Nicole Brown Simpson. Holley has also represented clients such as Nicole Richie and Tupac.