Courtsey CAN-Do Clemency
The president, Trump has granted clemency to 63-year-old grand-mother of Alice Johnson, who has been serving life in prison for a non violent drug offence.
The case was highlighted last week when Kim Kardashian West met with Mr. Trump to put pressure for his release.
The White House has said that she had been a prisoner model and has worked hard to rehabilitate itself.
Johnson was imprisoned in 1996, with 15 other people, for having participated in a cocaine distribution ring.
She was convicted of possession and money-laundering charges in Tennessee.
Johnson has met the criteria for the former u.s. President, Barack Obama at the Leniency of the Project in 2014, but was rejected for release, a few days before the end of its mandate.
“Ms. Johnson has accepted responsibility for his past behavior and has been a model prisoner over the past two decades,” the White House said in a statement.
“Despite receiving a sentence of life in prison, Alice has worked hard to rehabilitate herself in prison, and to act as a mentor to his co-detainees.”
Kardashian joined what has been a long-running campaign for Johnson, the freedom, under the auspices of the can-Do foundation, friends and family.