The reality star revealed via Twitter on Wednesday that President Donald Trump has granted clemency to Alice Marie Johnson, a 63-year-old inmate who has been serving life without parole for a first-time, non-violent drug offense.
"And this is not just a publicity thing for her, Kim told me that when she left that White House meeting, that no matter how this turns out, that she would never stop fighting for me until I got home".
The great-grandmother and her many loved ones - including her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren - gathered around a table at The Hub in Memphis, Tenn., for a family dinner 25 years in the making.
Trump has also pardoned conservative author and filmmaker Dinesh D'Souza, Arizona sheriff Joe Arpaio, former Vice President Dick Cheney's chief of staff I. Lewis "Scooter" Libby and Kristian Saucier, a Navy sailor.
In a recent Skype interview, Tretessa Johnson told ABC News she was grateful that Kardashian West took an interest in her mother's case. She was tried on charges of cocaine conspiracy and money-laundering charges.
Johnson was sentenced to life without the possibility of parole, and appellate courts and the U.S. Supreme Court had denied her appeals. "Once Alice's family joined the call, the tears never stopped flowing", she said.
"It is an fantastic feeling", Johnson told Baldwin of no longer being behind bars. "Without her, I would still be in Aliceville", Johnson said.
When the news broke, Kim tweeted, "BEST NEWS EVER!".
Before their meeting, Kardashian West told Mic that if she had the chance to meet the president, she'd tell him: "I really do believe that she's going to really thrive outside of prison, and I would just urge him to please pardon her". "Her commutation is inspirational & gives hope to so many others who are deserving of a second chance", she said in the tweet.