Saturday, November 27, 2021

WATCH Alice Marie Johnson’s Emotional Reunion with Family Post Prison Release

alice marie johnson - reuniting with family

*Well now, what a sight it was to see 63-year-old Alice Marie Johnson reuniting with her family after having her lifetime prison sentence commuted by Donald Trump. It happened on Wednesday, a week after her sponsor, Kim Kardashian met with the president on Alice’s behalf.

Kardashian, by the way, broke the good news to Johnson over the phone.

“Telling her for the first time and hearing her screams while crying together is a moment I will never forget,” Kim K tweeted, saying it “will forever be one of my best memories.”

Kardashian initially became involved in Johnson’s case in October after watching a Mic Opinion video of Johnson sharing her story from behind bars. She tweeted the clip and then enlisted the help of her personal attorney Shawn Chapman Holley for legal support.

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Kim Kardashian West and Alice Johnson
Kim Kardashian West and Alice Johnson (inset)

Holley told The Blast that she was on the “wonderful, emotional and amazing phone call with Alice, Kim and Alice’s lawyers.”

“It was a moment I will never forget. Once Alice’s family joined the call, the tears never stopped flowing,” she said.

One of Johnson’s attorneys, Brittany K. Barnett, similarly applauded Johnson’s clemency.

“Justice has been served today, and it’s long overdue. Alice has more than paid her debt to society by serving over 21 years of a life-without-parole sentence as a non-violent drug offender,” she said in a statement.

“Life without the possibility of parole screams that a person is beyond hope, beyond redemption. And in Alice’s case, it is a punishment that absolutely did not fit the crime. President Trump saved Alice Johnson’s life today. We are extremely grateful and hope the President continues to use his clemency power to save lives.”

Watch the reunion below.

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