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Kardashian West last week lobbied the president in the Oval Office to intervene on behalf of the inmate who is serving a life sentence without parole for a non-violent drug offence. West also revealed that she herself broke the news to Johnson over the phone.

In a statement, the White House press secretary, Sarah Sanders, said, "Ms Johnson has accepted responsibility for her past behavior and has been a model prisoner over the past two decades".

Johnson was convicted and sentenced to life in prison for her involvement facilitating communications within a 1996 cocaine trafficking operation.

Multiple reports now show Johnson has been released from prison and is reunited with her family. "Kim and I are standing by to speak with Miss Alice now".

Mrs. Kardashian West pled her case to the president, and a week went by with no word as to whether Trump would allow for Ms. Johnson to be released from prison.

I feel like my life is starting over again.

"I was like 'you're going home, ' " Kardashian said Thursday, recalling the conversation with Johnson. "It was the most exhilarating feeling I've ever had, Michael".

As clemency petitions work their way through the system, the president routinely denies the "vast majority" of requests, a White House official said.

It ended up being a video on the news site Mic that caught the attention of Kim Kardashian West.

Johnson had served more than 20 years in prison.

She said: "Telling her for the first time and hearing her screams while crying together is a moment I will never forget". "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.

It was a sweet ending to the mission Kardashian said she joined after seeing a story about Johnson's case on her Twitter feed about seven months ago.

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. "The only thing I can do is to make him proud that I he did it and not disappoint him", she said.