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Alice Johnson      

Prison Reform Activist

Alice Marie Johnson is an American citizen and convicted drug trafficker. Convicted in 1996 for her involvement in a Memphis cocaine trafficking organization, she was sentenced to life imprisonment. In June 2018, after serving 21 years in prison, Johnson was released from the Federal Correctional Institution, Aliceville, after President Donald Trump commuted her sentence at the urging of Kim Kardashian.

Since her release, Johnson has become an advocate for criminal justice reform in the United States, often invoking her personal experience. The month after her release, in July 2018, she called for an end to mandatory sentencing. In September 2019, she met with Governor Bill Lee of Tennessee to promote greater access to expungement and prisoner education and reduction in barriers to reentry, and to express concerns about the cash bail system.

Johnson also advocates for the inclusion of female voices in the conversation around criminal justice reform.

In May 2019, memoirs written by Johnson with Nancy French, entitled "After Life: My Journey From Incarceration To Freedom", were published by HarperCollins, with a foreword written by Kim Kardashian West.


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Criminal justice reform advocate Alice Marie Johnson, who was granted clem.

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