Kim Kardashian met President Donald Trump in the Oval Office last week.
The pair came together to discuss prison reform and in particular, the case of Alice Marie Johnson.
Johnson was jailed in Tennessee in 1996.
She convicted on non-violent charges of attempted possession of drugs and money-laundering along with 15 others.
I would like to thank President Trump for his time this afternoon. It is our hope that the President will grant clemency to Ms. Alice Marie Johnson who is serving a life sentence for a first-time, non-violent drug offense.— Kim Kardashian West (@KimKardashian) May 31, 2018
During their meeting Kim asked the President to grant clemency to Ms Johnson, who was handed a life sentence.
We are optimistic about Ms. Johnson’s future and hopeful that she —and so many like her—will get a second chance at life.— Kim Kardashian West (@KimKardashian) May 31, 2018
Late last night, President Trump commuted Johnson's sentence and she was released.
An emotional video of her running to family members outside the prison has gone viral.
Alice Johnson has been released from federal prison after POTUS signed an order commuting her sentence. @KimKardashian pushed for Ms. Johnson's release for months after learning of her plight on Twitter. Ms. Johnson was set to serve life in prison for a non-violent drug offense. pic.twitter.com/QcOXPH6H2R— Yashar Ali 🐘 (@yashar) June 6, 2018
Kim took to Twitter to thank the President and his team.
So grateful to @realDonaldTrump, Jared Kushner & to everyone who has showed compassion & contributed countless hours to this important moment for Ms. Alice Marie Johnson. Her commutation is inspirational & gives hope to so many others who are also deserving of a second chance.— Kim Kardashian West (@KimKardashian) June 6, 2018
She also revealed that she had spoken to Ms. Johnson since her release over the phone.
The phone call I just had with Alice will forever be one of my best memories. Telling her for the first time and hearing her screams while crying together is a moment I will never forget.— Kim Kardashian West (@KimKardashian) June 6, 2018
And Kim's not stopping there. She hopes to continue this work and help other inmates in similar situations.
I hope to continue this important work by working together with organizations who have been fighting this fight for much longer than I have and deserve the recognition.— Kim Kardashian West (@KimKardashian) June 6, 2018