Trump grants Kardashian’s clemency plea

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Alice Marie Johnson

President Trump has granted clemency to 63-year-old great grandmother Alice Johnson, who has been serving life in prison for a non-violent drug offence.

The case was highlighted last week when Kim Kardashian West met Mr Trump to lobby for her release.

Kardashian joined what has been a long-running campaign for Johnson’s freedom.

Johnson was jailed in 1996, with 15 others, for taking part in a cocaine distribution ring.

She met the criteria for former President Barack Obama’s Clemency Project 2014 but was turned down for release just days before the end of his term.

Her family and supporters described her as a model inmate.