A grateful Alice Johnson thanks Trump for giving her a chance to start over
A grandmother jailed for over 20 years on a non-violent drug charge has thanked US President Donald Trump for granting her clemency.The left in the US has been critical of Trump's act of clemency as it has of almost everything else he has done since taking office. They need to rethink their position after seeing this story.
Alice Johnson, 63, said Mr Trump had given her another chance in life and restored her to her family.
Kim Kardashian West had lobbied for her release, meeting the president last week.
The White House said Alice Johnson had been a model prisoner and worked hard to rehabilitate herself.
At an emotional reunion with her family outside an Alabama prison, the former prisoner thanked Mr Trump and Kardashian West, saying she was "free to live life and free to start over."
The president commuted Ms Johnson's sentence as his seventh act of clemency.
"Ms Johnson has accepted responsibility for her past behaviour and has been a model prisoner over the past two decades," the White House said in a statement.