Her co-defendants who testified against her at the time received sentences ranging from probation to 10 years, while Johnson received life with parole plus 25 years. Was Trump right to commute her sentence?
Though there are no specific plans yet, Johnson said she'll be meeting Kardashian West very soon.
The White House said in a statement that she "has accepted responsibility for her past behavior and has been a model prisoner over the past two decades", working to rehabilitate herself and acting as a mentor to fellow inmates.
Johnson's sister Coria Williams told Mic that she's "hoping that this is not a dream" and that "prayer does work".
"It means that someone finally saw me, someone finally heard me, someone had mercy on me - and that was President Trump, and so I'm so thankful for him and what he's done". "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 arrives for an occasion on November 4, 2017 in Los Angeles.
"I believe that he actually spent the time to take heed to our case that we had been making for Alice", Kardashian West informed Mic in an interview of her dialog with the president. As soon as she stepped out of the van, she ran toward waiting family members who greeted her with hugs, flowers and tears.
Trump recently pardoned conservative commentator Dinesh D'Souza, who was convicted of a campaign finance violation.
"I told Alice, 'I'm never going to give up".
He added that the White House occupant should also make more sound decisions affecting the victims of the prison industrial complex and his Republican legislator buddies who are "using tax payer money to lock up innocent diseased people".
CNN reported Johnson has already "served 21 years of her life sentence after she was convicted on charges of conspiracy to possess cocaine and attempted possession of cocaine".