Published: Thu, June 14, 2018
Life&Culture | By Sue Mclaughlin

Kim Kardashian meets Alice Johnson for the first time after sentence commuted

Kim Kardashian meets Alice Johnson for the first time after sentence commuted

Kim Kardashian West and Alice Marie Johnson, the woman President Donald Trump freed from life in federal prison, say they won't stop advocating for other people serving long sentences for non-violent drug offenses.

"When Kim told me that I was being released, I started jumping and screaming and crying, and everyone else was crying", Johnson said during her June 7 "Good Morning America" appearance. I was dancing, I was doing everything'.

After learning of Johnson's commutation last Wednesday, June 6, the star tweeted her reaction, writing: 'Best news ever!

"I knew that she would've understood Alice, and she immediately was so receptive and so great", she added.

Hoda asked Alice if she knew who Kim Kardashian was when the reality star took on her case, but after spending over 20 years in prison, the name rang no bell for Johnson.

The Tennessee grandmother whose life sentenced was commuted last week thanks to Kim Kardashian's advocacy had never heard of the reality-TV queen before she took up her cause, she admitted in an interview aired Thursday. "I love this lady", Johnson said in response as they embraced. "Not a day, not on the worst day", she said. I'm ready to meet Kim.

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Kardashian West, a 37-year-old mom of three, said she was in disbelief about her visit to the Oval Office, at the time thinking, "This is insane".

Last week, an emotional Johnson marveled at her freedom after more than two decades behind bars, grateful for a second chance - and craving seafood. I started reading everything that I could about her, and everyone was amazed.

Regarding her controversial Oval Office meeting with the president, Kim said it was an inspiring experience not rooted in politics, but rather in people - one person, specifically, who she believed did not belong in prison. She's working on living out her thank you by helping others.

"I think his mind is being changed already", Kim replied.

More than a dozen people were lined up across the home where Kardashian and Johnson met.

"Everyone has brought attention to this case and I just happened to see it on Twitter".

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