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President Trump commutes sentence of woman serving life on drug trafficking charges

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WASHINGTON -

A woman who has been in prison for the past two decades on drug trafficking charges will be going home soon, and she has Kim Kardashian and President Trump to thank.

63-year-old Alice Marie Johnson was serving a life sentence after being found guilty of drug trafficking charges 21 years ago.

The case caught the attention of reality TV star Kim Kardashian, who took her concerns straight to President Trump.

Kardashian made a compelling case because on Wednesday the President  commuted Johnson's sentence

Kardashian took to Twitter this morning to show her excitement and support. 

Kardashian also tweeted that she personally spoke with Alice Marie Johnson and was the first to tell her the news that she would be going home.

Johnson's daughter, Tretessa, told NBC News that she is thankful from the bottom of her heart for Kardashian's help.

Kardashian tweeted in a follow up that she hopes to help more people and move forward with issues related to prison reform.  

This article was written by KHQ Intern Bradley Warren

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