Kim Kardashian will 'never forget' telling Alice that Trump is commuting her jail sentence

Donald Trump tweeted this image of him and Kim Kardashian West after their meeting at the White House last week.

Update: Kim Kardashian has said she will "never forget" telling prison convict and grandmother Alice Marie Johnson, that President Trump is commuting her sentence.

Earlier:

US president Donald Trump is commuting the life sentence of Alice Marie Johnson, a woman convicted of drug offences whose cause was championed by reality TV star Kim Kardashian West.

Johnson, 63, has spent more than two decades behind bars and was not eligible for parole.

The move comes amid a recent flurry of pardons issued by Mr Trump, who has seems drawn to causes advocated by conservatives, celebrities or those who once appeared on his former reality show, The Apprentice.

Johnson was convicted in 1996 on eight criminal counts related to a Memphis-based cocaine trafficking operation.

Kardashian West visited the White House in May to advocate for Johnson.

Responding to the decision, Kardashian tweeted that it was the "best news ever".

- Digital Desk and PA

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