President Donald Trump granted Alice Johnson a full pardon Friday, two years after he commuted the remainder of her sentence.
Johnson, a criminal justice reform advocate, was serving a life sentence without parole for her involvement in a nonviolent federal drug case until it was commuted June 2018. Her story gained national attention after reality star Kim Kardashian West advocated for her release from prison.
Since then, she has become a senior fellow with the Texas Public Policy Foundation’s Right on Crime initiative. The following year, Trump invited Johnson to his State of the Union address, where she received a standing ovation.
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