Kim Kardashian Breaks News to Inmate That President Donald Trump Granted Her Clemency

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Kim Kardashian and President Donald Trump in the White House Oval Office on May 30
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Looks like Kim Kardashian West's latest wish for positive change has come true.

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.

Kardashian West's attorney, Shawn Holley, tells ET that the Keeping Up With the Kardashians star personally called Johnson on the phone to break the news to her on Wednesday.

"I just got off the most wonderful, emotional and amazing phone call with Alice, Kim and Alice's lawyers," Holley shared. "Kim was the one to tell Alice that she was being released. It was a moment I will never forget."

"Once Alice's family joined the call, the tears never stopped flowing," he added.

Kardashian West appeared to be just as ecstatic about Trump's decision and her phone call with Johnson, sharing the news in a series of tweets.

"BEST NEWS EVER!!!!" she wrote, along with an article from Mic.com. "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," she continued. "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."

Another tweet read, "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."

Johnson will be released from the Aliceville Correctional Facility in Alabama, the aforementioned article states, where she's spent the last 21 years behind bars on charges of conspiracy to possess cocaine, attempted possession of cocaine and money laundering.

The news comes exactly one week after Kardashian West paid a visit to the White House to meet with the president and lobby for a pardon for Johnson. While on site in Washington, D.C., the mother of three also met with senior adviser Jared Kushner to discuss prison reform.

"I would like to thank President Trump for his time this afternoon," Kardashian West tweeted following the meeting. "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."

"We are optimistic about Ms. Johnson’s future and hopeful that she -- and so many like her -- will get a second chance at life," she added.

Johnson previously thanked Kardashian West for advocating for her, in a letter that was shared to the Selfish author's Instagram Stories last week.

"Dear Ms. Kardashian, I am so humbled by what you are doing and have already done on my behalf. When I spoke with Attorney Shawn Holley and she disclosed the name of my benefactor, I had to take time to process and digest the news that you were the one she had been alluding to," she wrote. "There are no words strong enough to express my deep and heartfelt gratitude. Ms. Kardashian, you are literally helping to save my life and restore me to my family. I was drowning and you have thrown me a life jacket and given me hope that this Life jacket I’m serving may one day be taken off."

Read the full letter (HERE), and for more on Kardashian West, check out her latest interview with ET in the video below.

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