‘I know it was a miracle God touched Kim Kardashian’s heart’ – Alice Johnson said regarding her reprieve
Speaking after being freed from prison, Johnson also thanked Trump for his ‘mercy’
Trump president wishes her a ‘wonderful life’ on Twitter
Alice Johnson and her daughter appeared on NBC’s Today Show, Thursday morning
After what man regarded as just another Kardashian self-promoting caper , Kim Kardashian West is successful in her fight to free great-grandmother Alice Johnson, 63, from prison.
Johnson was jailed for life in 1996 for being part of a large cocaine trafficking ring. For her part in the crime she received a life sentence, which for someone with no criminal record who had committed a non-violent offence was staggeringly harsh.
Alice Johnson had been a regular citizen until her downfall. She wedded her childhood sweetheart and for many years, worked a regular job as a FedEx manager.
Things went south for the mother-of-five after a bitter divorce.
The now single parent lost her job due to a gambling addiction,.
Her house went into foreclosure. To cap it all, her youngest son Cory was killed in a motorcycle accident.
Alice Johnson before she went to jail 22 years ago
Johnson is the first to admit: ‘My life began to spiral out of control. No mother should have to bury her child. This weight was unbelievable and it was a burden I couldn’t sustain. I made some very poor decisions out of desperation.’
Those poor decisions involved becoming a telephone ‘mule’ for the drug traffickers, passing messages between the distributors and sellers.
Ultimately, she was caught and punished., handed a life sentence without parole for drug conspiracy and money laundering.