Alice Marie Johnson thanks Trump and Kim Kardashian as she leaves prison

Kim Kardashian

Just a week after meeting with Kim Kardashian, U.S President Donald Trump has commuted the life imprisonment sentence of Alice Johnson, a 62-year old first-time drug offender.

An emotional Johnson left an Alabama prison on Wednesday, marveling at her freedom after 21 years behind bars, grateful for a second chance and craving seafood.

Kardashian West, who met with the president to lobby on behalf of Johnson, tweeted that the prisoner's release was the "BEST NEWS EVER!".

As for Johnson's next steps, she'll have regular check-ins with her parole officer and is making plans to meet Kardashian West soon.

While some people think that Trump is just using Kim as a political pawn or that she is giving the president legitimacy, the Keeping Up with the Kardashians star is just glad Alice Marie Johnson is now a free woman.

Sal Rodriguez is an editorial writer and columnist for the Southern California News Group.

Johnson also shared a message for the president.

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When someone is at risk of committing suicide, he said, treat the situation as a "CPR intervention" and get help right away. She said it's a myth that to broach the topic of suicide will invite someone to do so or put the thought in their head.

Discussing the issue on Thursday night's episode of The Project, host Waleed Aly slammed Kardashian's involvement in Johnson's pardon. "Because there are so many, as you've said, like me, who need to have the opportunity that I've had", she told GMA's Michael Strahan. Per The Huffington Post's report, the White House announced yesterday that Johnson would be granted clemency.

This combination photo shows President Donald Trump at a campaign rally in Moon Township, Pa., on March 10, 2018, left, and Kim Kardashian West at the NBCUniversal Network 2017 Upfront in NY on May 15, 2017.

"Telling her for the first time and hearing her screams while crying together is a moment I will never forget", she added. "Why are we here?' We started the meeting", Kim said in an interview with CNN's Van Jones.

Guster says there is a chance Kim Kardashian-West's actions could spark a movement for other high profile people to advocate on of others with cases similar to Johnson's.

Johnson was sentenced to life after she was convicted on charges of conspiracy to possess cocaine and attempted possession of cocaine in 1996.

Jack Johnson received a rare posthumous pardon last month, after another actor - Sylvester Stallone of Rocky fame - championed his case.

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