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Alice Johnson: 'Miracle' allowed Kim Kardashian to talk to Trump

Lora Ball | 08 June, 2018, 13:08

The television personality later tweeted to say she spoke to Johnson on the phone to tell her the news, saying the phone call was "one of my best memories".

"This is a very humbling experience for me because I know that it is all grace", Johnson, 63, who spent 21 years in prison in Alabama without parole, told Brooke Baldwin on CNN. "I was going to rejoin my family".

"Telling her for the first time and hearing her screams while crying together is a moment I will never forget", she added.

Johnson reunited with her family on Wednesday, and it was the most joyous scene ever! "It's a miracle day".

People magazine's deputy editor, DJ Heyman, said Kim's success marked a shining "singular achievement" and the best use of her influence in the face of massive prison reform challenges in the United States, but she's certainly not the first celebrity to lend their name, money and clout.

"Don't make a permanent decision that can change your life forever based on a temporary situation", she said looking back at her past. I'm free to start over. "My heart is just bursting with gratitude".

Shortly after Johnson's commute was announced, Kardashian's family sent her messages of support on social, with Kris Jenner pulling a total #proudmom move.

Given that Johnson's commutation came less than a week after Kardashian West met with Trump at the White House, some have credited her with possibly helping reshape the president's position on criminal justice reform. Kim was the one to tell Alice that she was being released. "This moment right now is happening because President Trump had mercy on me".

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"Once Alice's family joined the call, the tears never stopped flowing", Holley said in a statement. And while Simmons was pleased with the news, he wasn't immediately sold. "Ms. Johnson has accepted responsibility for her past behavior and has been a model prisoner over the past two decades".

She said Trump said he had investigated the case, speaking to several people, including Johnson's warden, and everyone had "a unanimous feeling of Alice, that she will live a great life", Kardashian said.

Jones then addressed the speculation that Trump was simply using Kardashian as part of a PR stunt.

"For me, I was very focused".

The 37-year-old reality show star made a personal plea on behalf of the 62-year-old grandmother who was given a life sentence in 1996 for a first-time nonviolent drug offense.

West also revealed that she herself broke the news to Johnson over the phone.

In late May, the reality TV star traveled to the White House to discuss Johnson's legal battle with the Commander in Chief.

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