Alice Marie Johnson

Alice Marie Johnson rushed into the arms of her family after she was freed from a federal prison in Alabama on Wednesday. President Donald Trump commuted her life sentence to time served after a plea from reality TV star Kim Kardashian.

Johnson, 63, was reunited with her family for the first time outside prison walls after serving 21 years of a life sentence on felony drug distribution and money laundering charges.

Johnson was sentenced under former President Bill Clinton in 1997. Former President Barack Obama ignored 3 requests for clemency for Johnson.

"I'm feeling no handcuffs... nothing on me! I'm free to hug my family," Johnson shouted as her family cried and embraced her.

"I'm free to live life," said the grandmother. "I'm free to start over. I can not... this is the greatest day of my life!"

Johnson said, during lunch, she was called back to her unit for a conference call. Then she heard Kim Kardashian's voice on the phone telling her she was free.

She referred to Kim Kaardashian -- whom she has never met -- as her "war angel" because war angels never give up.

Johnson thanked the president, taking care to use his entire government name -- Donald John Trump -- for giving her a new lease on life.

"I will not waste this second chance in life," she said. "I believe that God has given me this second chance so that others may one day have a second chance."

 

 

  • Phillybruh

    Welp now he's got the black vote...lol

  • Mr.LeBrickJames

    First time offender... non violent crime... No way she should have been given a life sentence. That was a travesty of justice. Most rapists and killers dont get life sentences.
    Anyway...good for her that she's free and has a second chance at life.

  • E-VannaRootsAllEvil

    Hold on there not so fast.

  • Blue

    John. I thought the J was for Jive Turkey.

  • Blue

    Bwahahaha. Right.

  • no name

    At least that one. LOL

  • no name

    congratulations to her...

  • Phillybruh

    Well she is about too hit the circuit too sing his praises.

  • Blaque Mahogany

    21 years is a long time...

  • Phillybruh

    How much weight was she moving though?

  • Bambi

    Great news!

  • no name

    none, she was the middle man by making sure the product was delivered. Her co-defendants testified against her. Most of them received probation or 10 years or less.

  • no name

    Yes she is.

  • BadAss Will

    Happy for her, I know people who had the same charges and got 10 years and they wasn't even first time offenders. Love Obama but im side eying why he past her up knowing that. But glad she home.

  • no name

    exactly. Her co-defendants testified against her to get a lesser sentence.

  • Mr.LeBrickJames

    Not from this brotha. I want NOTHING to do with that man.
    As a matter of fact, I saw a really nice tie at Goodwill the other day. I took a look at the tag to see what brand it was, and it said Donald J Trump. I put it right back on the rack and kept it moving.

  • MissHarlem

    The irony is she thinks she's free ? you will pay one way or the other but you will pay.

  • Cocoa Rose

    Obama pardoned many people in similar situations. Ironically Trump supporters dumped on him for freeing "drug dealers" without understanding that these people were given "cruel and unusual" sentences for their crimes in the first place...now they are praising Trump....?

  • BadAss Will

    Yea he's not gonna do nothing about the law that put us there which means more gonna be in Alice place.

  • Mr.LeBrickJames

    There's thousands just like her now in prisons all over America who will probably die there. Sadly for them, they werent fortunate enought to have a celebrity bring their case before the president.

  • Yoni7

    Welcome home, mama!

    Drunk drivers get community service after killing a busload of folks. Murderers get Burger King.......but this lady gets a life sentence???!!! Dis is Amurdikkka.

  • SpillyNillie

    Wonder what Obama has to say about this...

  • ???TheRider???

    As long as she doesn't bring those two Dump supporters Diamond and Silk or whatever their names is along with her, I'm good.

  • Phillybruh

    They about to Hit the Road like a Fantasia and friends summer tour

  • ???TheRider???

    Still not a Kim fan and I'm not ashamed of it.

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    The problem is that Trump's AG is telling the US Attorneys to prosecute criminals to the fullest extent of the law so commuting this one woman's sentence won't make up for the hundreds or thousands who will be imprisoned for the same or much longer sentences.

  • L.T.L. Since 2007

    Former President Barack Obama ignored 3 requests for clemency for Johnson.

    .
    BUT how many others did he pardon?

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  • Mr.LeBrickJames

    Yup. He just did this as a favor to Kim.. and he probably just gave Kim an audience in the first place because he wanted to do a favor to one of his house negros, Koonye West.

  • Faithz

    Thanks for that Truth!!!

  • Trace da Ace

    Well I am happy that she is free, glad that Kim pushed for her release, glad that the woman is back with her family. Her sentence was bullshit anyway..hell murders get less time....so all in all, glad this turned into a good thing. Still not a fan of Dump....nor Kim for that matter.....

  • Cocoa Rose

    And....he freed many others. Thousands of cases come in front a President's desk r the Supreme Court...do your research!

  • the guest

    Johnson was sentenced under former President Bill Clinton in 1997. Former President Barack Obama ignored 3 requests for clemency for Johnson.

    “I’m feeling no handcuffs… nothing on me! I’m free to hug my family,” Johnson shouted as her family cried and embraced her.

    “I’m free to live life,” said the grandmother. “I’m free to start over. I can not… this is the greatest day of my life!”

    ****

    God bless Ms. Alice Marie Wilson with a wonderful and successful new start in life surrounding with love and positive energy of her family and friends.

    I hope Mrs. Kardashian-West continues to use her fame and influence for positive change and to help those in need. President Trump should be positively acknowledged for freeing Ms. Wilson from an unjust sentence and for liberating the legacy of Mr. Jack Johnson.

  • Renee26

    That part....prisons are being built as we type. It's big business and the good old boys are going to benefit more than anybody.... I'm glad she's out though; 21 years was long enough

  • WutizstillHERE!

    King Xerxes...I mean Donald Trump say simply bow to him and he will pretend he cares...in front of those who are looking that is.. https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/8443485972aa202edf8c7a6537a8a297c0fcc2c209992b7ec04a4211a39fc1fc.jpg

  • Renee26

    ???

  • 11pink123

    Trump has always been a good person. The media is doing to Trump like they did to black people, making us look like the worst ppl in the world. The worst part is y’all falling for it....Trump ain’t doing this for publicity, this is who Trump is... he been doing what he can when he can since the day I’ve heard of him 15 years ago.

    As for Kim, I was definetly never a fan of hers, but at least she is using her fame to help people, rather than toss money in they face. So as of now I like her. She doing more than stanky Beyonce and Jay Z

  • Renee26

    Claps hands and nods

  • KLove

    Im glad that she was grateful to the President for granting her clemency. I hope the wrong folks dont get in her ear and have her out here bashing the very man who took mercy on her plight and freed her.

  • KLove

    The media did a masterful job with tarnishing Trump's rep. Before he announced his candidacy, he was a media darling. People loved him on the Apprentice, as I can remember the posts on my FB timeline. As soon as he announced his candidacy, everyone hated him. It was amazing to watch how the media can really control folks' emotions.

  • Meme

    Lawd these two just about to get canonised saint trump and saint kim

  • FukkFolks2018

    Oh baby we were told yesterday to get over it, we petty, too grown, and build a bridge lol

  • Victor Nathan

    considering the role she played and with no priors, 44th should have granted her the clemency. At least he freed a traitor.

  • Renee26

    Nothing... He did his job already... It's Dumps turn. Every President does this same thing and have the same results. Some get through and others don't. Barry isn't bothered by Aunties comments.

  • Pamela

    What an ignorant comment

  • Logan Roberts

    Please use your second chance wisely ma'am.

  • stav

    I do not like anything about Kim Kardashian, but she has to feel pretty great that she can use her platform in an unselfish manner, and actually do something worthwhile vs. pushing her T&A on the world.

  • Trace da Ace

    this meme of Barry does something to my soul......I'd smash....and tell him to keep the glasses on...lol

  • Wreckognize Game

    I hope Kim knows she will become an advocate for prisoners looking for someone to help.

  • NeverSurprised

    WHO IS ALICE JOHNSON?

    * Mother-of-five, grandmother-of-six and great-grandmother of one.

    * Sentenced to life in prison without parole after her FIRST conviction for drug dealing in 1996. Some of her co-conspirators testified against her in exchange for plea deals.

    * Grew up in Olive Branch, Mississippi, and was married and pregnant by age 15.

    * Divorced in 1989 and her life started to crumble as she struggled to raise 5 five children ALONE

    * In 1990, because of a gambling addition, she lost her job at FedEx ( which she ad held for 10 years).

    * After filing for bankruptcy in 1991, lost her house. The next year, her youngest son, Cory died in a scooter accident.

    * It was while she was at rock bottom that she became involved in a drug syndicate, where she acted as a go-between and passed on messages to drug dealers.

    * While admitting to acting as a middle man for the drug traffickers, passing on the messages in code via telephone, she says she NEVER DIRECTLY SOLD DRUGS.

    While in prison for TWO DECADES she has tutored younger inmates and according to the warden has been a MODEL PRISONER. She is EXACTLY the kind of prisoner deserving of commutation, but Barack "Hope and Change" Obama DENIED three requests for clemency.

    Thanks to PRESIDENT Trump, this woman can now return to her loving family.

    Also, thanks to Kim K for taking the time to make the request. What if some BLACK celebs spent less time bashing the president and flashing cash on instagram and instead, actually started to use their fame to try to make a difference in the lives of other blacks? Imagine how much good they could accomplish.

  • NeverSurprised

    Even prior to this Ms. Johnson's release Kim K said she was dedicating her life to prison reform.

  • Quitedeliteful

    LOLLOLLOL!!!!

  • Blaque Mahogany

    Somebody said she was a runner. I don't even know.

  • Quitedeliteful

    LOLLOLLOL!!!! Nah... He's gonna do something really ignorant and we'll be reminded again just how stupid he is...

  • KLove

    say it louder for those in the back.....all these Black celebs and folks with influence....all complaining about problems, yet offering up no solutions, or really trying to effect change in our communities

  • SweetTEE

    I'm happy she is now free, however, this all seems like a ploy by Kim and Trump to gain our favor. They both know black folks don't deal with either of them and people are even more skeptical since Kanye's whole fiasco last month.

  • NeverSurprised

    They are about one thing and one thing only -- money. If they cared about the lives of black people, every black celeb would adopt an inner city neighborhood and dedicate themselves to bringing about change in that community.

  • BingBangBoom

    Go girl! That's what I want to hear her 2nd look at life and the changes she will make for herself and others. Good for her.

  • Kemi

    Congratulations Ms. Johnson. I hope you become an advocate to those, who are still in your previous situation.

  • Quitedeliteful

    I'm truly happy for this woman and her family. I'm glad that Kim used her T&A for more than just Instagram. She got Trump to do something humane for a deserving human being so kudos to her. Ima even give Trump his props for this... (doesn't change what I think about him as a person and politician, though...)

  • tia

    well said!

  • Dollface

    If Alice can change, so can Kim. Maybe it's time we start to cut her some slack. She made a lot of mistakes as we all have, she just happen to be beautiful and liked black men. Although, I never was a Kim K hater - I will lover her more now. I'm so thankful for what she did for this woman.

    I too am a freedom fighter and assisted in the release of a individual that had 22 life sentences as a first time drug offender. I know exactly how Kim feels, there's nothing more gratifying than celebrating that type of joy with someone.

    I have yet to hear from the person I assisted in being released, but I'm sure he's getting adjusted and needs time. I do expect to see him on Revolt soon though.

  • Willetta

    DIAMOND, SILK AND ONYX PRESENT THE 3 RUMPS FOR TRUMP TOUR 2018!!!

  • Alextra Ballard

    Ok Kim,umma give yew your props for this.....you lobbied on behalf of a pure stranger,someone you had no connections to...now it's time for you to lobby on behalf of your own husband and his mental issues and get Ye the help he desperate needs. See if you can do that. Best wishes and lots of luck to Ms. Johnson and her family!!!!

  • No way

    I wonder why Obama passed on her 3 times ? anyhoo I’m happy she’s out despite the underlying agenda.

  • Phillybruh

    Here is why I get lost with this, if she was that low in the totem poll why did she not take a deal and get back to her family. I sympathize but something is missing from the rest of this story.

  • Phillybruh

    What Donald Trump are you talking about?

  • hi-liter

    How old are you 18? Apparently you don't know what ur talking about because Dump's rep was tarnished wayyyyyyyyyyyyyy before he ran for president, he's a known liar, always has been, always will be.

  • the guest

    Thousands aside, I am curious as to Obama's thought process to deny Ms. Alice Marie Wilson's clemency request three times.

  • What???

    #MAGA

  • GeorgiaH

    Sorry, but he likes dack.

  • Drea982

    I'm lost. How did Kim even know of this woman?

  • hi-liter

    Seriously Doubt This.

  • J2PC

    Eh, that's not the problem. That woman was in prison a long before Trump came into politics. The Republicans didn't write & sign the 3-strike laws & paid for private investors to get busy building a bunch of for-profit jails & prisons.

    -that was created by the Party most Black love mindlessly voting for that run these impoverished, crime-infested plantations with failing schools that create self-esteem issues leading to jails, STDs/HIV, abortions, unwanted pregnancies, crime & more.

    Alice Johnson's plight is part of that for-profit prison law because there is taxpayer$ money to be made off of keeping those cells filled at all times.

  • mona q

    Who is voting for him next time based on this? I'm not.

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    ZZZZZZZZZZZZZ!!!!!!!!!
    More right wing talking points.

  • Cats Gold

    Black people chose to be slaves way before there was ever a party. People do not care about their local government who makes polices where you live.

  • Cats Gold

    Black people make themselves look bad by their own behavior and choices. You cannot blame anyone else.

  • Cats Gold

    All Black people think a like and have weekly meetings?

  • Phillybruh

    Yeah right here on Sandra Rose we make all the decisions for black folk in a side chat and put out on the net. What we are working on for next week is a doozy..lol

  • Elevated Soul

    So glad for Alice Marie Johnson.I'm also glad that unlike the thieves and the father of one thief,that President Trump help free in China,that Ms.Johnson had the decency to "Thank" our President......Many Blacks are languishing in prison because of the (3 strikes law) implemented by The Clinton's.

    Good luck to Ms. Johnson and her family and kudos to Kim Kardashian.

  • Elevated Soul

    Applause!!!

  • Dun Dilly

    SALUTE!

  • Connie

    hahahaaaa!!

  • Connie

    side eying why he past her up knowing that
    --------------------
    iono...I kinda feel there's more to this than meets the eye. I'm sure he had a valid reason for not commuting her sentence. Welcome home tho lady

  • 11pink123

    I know it’s really sad to see how the media has this much mind control over people.

  • 11pink123

    Well let me tell you something you may not know. Trump purchase property and a golf course in Cali 15 or 20 years ago. The white ppl in the neighborhood wanted him to make it private to keep the inner city blacks/Mexicans out. Trump told them ppl to kiss his azz and left it public. They hate him so much he had to move but he still own the property and it’s still public. Why that don’t make the media idk. But that happen over 15 years ago... when he wasn’t the president.

  • NeverSurprised

    No one is blaming anyone else. Mrs. Johnson was a MARRIED mother of 5 children who worked a full time job at Fedex for 10 years. She wasn't one of the lifelong drug runners that Obama blithely pardoned ( like Marjorie Harvey's ex husbsnd).

    Mrs Johnson resorted to breaking the law only as a last resort to feed her children. Her husband left. She lost her job, filed bankruptcy, lost her home and hit rock bottom after her youngest son died. She paid her dues -- 21 years of dues-- for her crime, which is a hell of a lot more time than the white Tranny traitor that Obama rushed to free.

  • Sally Wright McLinn

    Good for Alice, but she needs to thank KimK and whoever did that documentary on her. Donald Trump didn't know her from Jack before KimK.....and btw, where is Kanye is all of this?

  • Sally Wright McLinn

    There was a mini-documentary on her. Kim is fighting for another young girl, I can't think of her name, but the woman has been granted a new trial. KimK is doing more than Kanye.

  • hottlanta

    Still waiting on the apology for the Central Park 5. Now if he give her one of those senior cabinet positions in the White House we good to go.

  • kekeb

    She looks GOOD!!!
    And I will FINALLY give Kim K a break now that she has done something for at least ONE black person.

  • kekeb

    Alice Johnson's plight is part of that for-profit prison law because there is taxpayer$ money to be made off of keeping those cells filled at all times.
    *********
    I agree 100%

  • http://sandrarose.com SandraRose

    They loved Trump before he was president. Now he's racist, but he wasn't racist when they dropped his name in their rap songs. ?

  • Readytochokemothernatureout

    Glad shes released but it won't sway my vote or anything. He's still a POS and good job Mrs. West.

  • Allihave2say

    Ms Alice: May the Lord bless you & keep you. May he make his face smile upon you and grant you His peace. As we see God has smiled on you. Enjoy your life, family & love. Welcome home!

  • Jussjess25

    I got nothin yall.. what yall think?

  • Jussjess25

    Im screaming at “barake hope and change obama” ???????? exactly! That man was a fraud

  • 11pink123

    ?I know, they sure did and they all lived at his hotels and condos... Sandra you are definetly one of the chosen few, I really hope someday soon, you take your opinions to the top level, because you definetly speak the real and are one of the only real journalist/writers that’s not playing a mind control game...?

  • Daryl Campbell

    This presents an interesting narrative, causing me to re analyze the first AA president was he who he portrayed & is Trump truly empathetic through his bipolar ways?

  • Jethro

    "She is EXACTLY the kind of prisoner deserving of commutation, but Barack "Hope and Change" Obama DENIED three requests for clemency."

    Bullshit.
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    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/bc9faa433eaf9b1efcaa6a47e99d1fe7c24d36ade4c8d5d3aebe6c2414e200ca.jpg
    President Barack Obama has commuted more sentences than his last nine predecessors combined. | Getty

    Obama commutes 214 sentences

    By SARAH WHEATON 08/03/2016 02:03 PM EDT Updated 08/03/2016 03:38 PM EDT

    President Barack Obama commuted the sentences of 214 people on Wednesday, bringing his total number of commutations to 562.

    The president's biggest batch of commutations comes as Donald Trump touts a "law and order" message. But for advocates of sentencing reform, it's a sign that the administration isn't letting up on the 2014 Justice Department initiative to ease punishments for low-level drug offenders who received long sentences due to mandatory minimums. Wednesday's set includes 67 people who had been facing life sentences.

    [Politico]

    Benedict Donald was put on the spot by Kartrashian to do something President Obama decided to do on his own. The reason for Ms. Johnson's sentence not being commuted is in the details.

    The Details:

    6:01 p.m. ET, June 6, 2018

    DOJ denied Alice Johnson's request for commutation 3 times in Obama administration

    From CNN's Jeff Zeleny

    In the Obama administration, the Department of Justice denied Alice Johnson’s petition for commutation three times.

    The first rejection happened once during his first term and twice during Obama's second term, including one only days before he left office.

    Johnson’s petition never reached the Oval Office because the DOJ always recommended denying her request.

    [CNN]

    It's always one of two things with you people: either outright lying or the ommission of facts/details. The majority of Americans aren't falling for your shit. See you in November.

  • http://sandrarose.com SandraRose

    Thanks, hun. The news media (especially CNN) is definitely practicing mind control over their viewers. It's shameful. And they wonder why so many people are committing suicide.

  • Karen Brady

    Not a damn thing to be ashamed of!

  • Karen Brady

    Right on!

  • Karen Brady

    See if you can do that. teee heeee

  • Karen Brady

    Nada. I got absolutely NADA.

  • J2PC

    Right! Guess who wrote the policy to rev up building these for-profit jails & prisons? -geesh!

    No wonder they need to keep a plantation of Blacks less educated, in distress from crime-rates & higher unemployment or poverty rates or distracted with BS on social media. -many of us would be shocked if we learned the truth or that the same ones we've mindlessly voted for are responsible for the negative plights of the Black communities. smh

  • AllSeductress

    NOW THATS CRAZY WHEN WHITES DO THE SAME CRIME THEY GET NO MORE THAN 7YRS. OBAMA IS DISGUSTING WER WAS OPRAH ,BEYONCE, RHIANNA ANY OF THE BLACK STAR POWER. THEY DO NOTHING BUT FOLD THEIR ARMS- WHY IS FARRAKHAN NEVER SEEN MARCHING ? JUS ASKING - HE CAN EASILY GAIN A MILLION. IT WAS THE BLK CELEBS VOICE IN THE PAST THAT HELPED TO STOP THE SEGREGATION. WHY SO SILENT

  • AllSeductress

    HE IS NOT CONCERNED BOUT BLK VOTES HE'S IN OFFICE - THE ELITES GOT HIM ON THE VOTES - THEY ARE RIGGED ANYWAYS - WE FOUND THAT OUT IN FLORIDA . THE SIMPSON CARTOON SHOWED HIM RUNNING FOR PRESIDENT BEFORE HE EVER DID.JUS LIKE THAT CARTOON SHOWED MANY STARS DEATHS BEFORE HAND

  • AllSeductress

    I CERTAINLY FEEL THERE IS A HIDDEN AGENDA -PROB WAS KANYE DOING THE REAL DEED - PLACING KIM IN THE FORE FRNT TO HELP REDEEM HER FUNKY HUSBAND FOR WHAT HE SAID- YOU KNOW KIM CARELESS BOUT LOWER CLASS BLCK FOLKS LOCKED UP

  • Jussjess25

    Lmfaooo

  • Choppituph

    Thank you for taking the time to do this writeup. I needed that back story since the original article didn't have it. thank you!

  • CocoBabe88

    Now Kim K has done more for blacks than the so-called BLM group or any other black celeb.

  • CocoBabe88

    Maybe because it would’ve overshadowed the 200 or so black men he pardoned...?

  • Drea982

    So confusing

  • Drea982

    Oooh ok.