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Federal inmate freed from local prison after President Trump commutes sentence

Alice Marie Johnson after her release from prison in Pickens County, Ala. (ABC News)

There's freedom for a federal inmate in Pickens County, Alabama, whose life sentence was commuted by President Trump.

Posted: Jun 6, 2018 7:41 PM

ALICEVILLE, Ala. (WTVA) - There's freedom for a federal inmate in Pickens County, Alabama, whose life sentence was commuted by President Trump.


Alice Marie Johnson was hugged by her family after her release Wednesday afternoon from the women’s federal prison in Aliceville.

The release came just days after reality TV star Kim Kardashian West went to the White House on her behalf since she was a non-violent drug offender given a life sentence.

“I’m feeling no handcuffs, nothing on me," said an emotional Johnson just minutes after her release. "I’m free to hug my family. I’m free to live life. I’m free to start over. I cannot — this is the greatest day of my life.”

Johnson had spent more than 20 years in prison before she was granted clemency.

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