Johnson learned Wednesday that her life sentence plus 25 years for her role in a cocaine distribution ring, a nonviolent drug offense, was being commuted by Trump through a phone call from Kim Kardashian West.
A White House spokesperson said Johnson was a model prisoner and had paid her dues to society, hence her release after Kardashian lobbied for her. "Despite receiving a life sentence, Alice worked hard to rehabilitate herself in prison, and act as a mentor to her fellow inmates", the White House said in a statement.
Johnson was incarcerated at the Federal Correctional Institution in Aliceville, Alabama, for 21 years. As soon as she stepped out of the van, she ran toward waiting family members who greeted her with hugs, flowers and tears.
She said Trump said he had investigated the case, speaking to several people, including Johnson's warden, and everyone had "a unanimous feeling of Alice, that she will live a great life", Kardashian said.
Angry Trump Tweets Targeting Trudeau Spoils G7 Harmony
They also stepped up Trump's assault on Trudeau himself - unprecedented in the neighbouring countries' longstanding relationship. They could also damage Japan and Germany. "If we're unable to make a deal we'll terminate Nafta", Trump said Friday morning.
"I don't believe that there should be a non-violent offender like myself sentenced to life", she said. She and her family drove back to Memphis that same night.
She told reporters that Kardashian was the one who first called her with the good news and thanked her especially, saying she never gave up the fight.
Afghan police killed in Taliban attack on base
Afghan President Ashraf Ghani on Thursday announced a weeklong cease-fire with the Taliban to coincide with the holiday. It is underpinned both by the heavy daily toll of the long war on ordinary Afghans and U.S.
She said both parents died while she was in prison. In 1993, she was arrested and accused of participating in an operation that trafficked drugs, including cocaine, and was involved in money-laundering.
One of Johnson's attorneys, Brittany K. Barnett, similarly applauded Johnson's clemency. "And that's to take a look at her situation, look at the individual, and say, "hey, this person is more than just a number or a statistic", said Scholl.
Johnson said that it's finally "starting to set in that I'm truly free".
Jedi: Fallen Order is Respawn's Star Wars Title
Respawn revealed that the upcoming game puts the player in control of a Jedi and takes place during the dark times. Star Wars: Fallen Jedi Order will showcase the time in which the Jedi are being hunted down by the evil Empire.