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Trump Commutes Sentence Of Woman Serving Life For Nonviolent Drug Offense

The president issued the commutation, his second, to Alice Marie Johnson, who has been in prison for more than 20 years for a first-time drug conviction. Kim Kardashian West pushed for her release.
TV personality Kim Kardashian West went to the White House on May 30 to lobby for the release of Alice Marie Johnson. Source: Mandel Ngan

Updated at 1:30 p.m. ET

President Trump has commuted the life sentence of a great-grandmother who has been in federal prison for more than 20 years for a first-time drug conviction.

Trump granted Alice Marie Johnson clemency after reality TV star Kim Kardashian West during a visit to the White House.

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