by Christine Samra
(KPIX 5) — President Donald Trump has commuted the sentence of a low-level drug offender whose case was championed by Kim Kardashian West during a White House meeting.READ MORE: COVID: Experts Weigh Vaccine Efficacy After Rare, Possible Side Effect Gets Johnson & Johnson Doses Pulled
The White House said Alice Marie Johnson, a 63-year-old great-grandmother serving 21 years of a life sentence for a first-time nonviolent drug offense, would have her sentence commuted by the president, who met with the reality TV star on the issue exactly a week ago.
In a statement, The White House said Johnson “has accepted responsibility for her past behavior and has been a model prisoner over the past two decades.” The statement noted Johnson was known as a mentor to other inmates, and cited recommendations for clemency from prison officials.
Kardashian West spoke about prison reform with President Trump during a White House meeting which ended with a widely-publicized Oval Office photo of the two.
Following word of the commutation, Kardashian West took to Twitter to express her excitement and to thank all of those for making this happen.READ MORE: Suspect Arrested After San Bruno Homeowner Sees Thief In Her House Via Home Security Camera
Christine Samra is a web and social media producer for KPIX 5. You can follow her on Twitter: @ChristineKPIX.