You’re doing amazing, sweetie! Kim Kardashian is determined to help free now 62-year-old Alice Marie Johnson who is currently serving a life sentence for a first-time drug offense. Johnson has been in prison for more than 20 years for her involvement in a cocaine ring. And though this was her first offense and was a non-violent crime, she was served with life in prison with no possibility of parole. Kim is using her connections to hook Johnson up with a high-profile legal team, including celebrity lawyer Shawn Holley. And in a heartfelt note obtained by TMZ, the grandmother is eternally grateful to the reality star.
“Dear Ms. Kardashian, I am so humbled by what you are doing and have already done on my behalf,” she said in the note. “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. There are no words too strong enough to express my deep and heartfelt gratitude.”
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Since Johnson has spent a large portion of her life in prison, she expressed the fact that she feels Kim is helping to save her. “Ms. Kardashian you are literally helping to save my life and restore me to my family,” she continued. “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.”
Johnson didn’t stop there, she went on to compare the mother-of-two to civil rights leader Rosa Parks. "There are defining moments in history that have shaped the destiny of this nation. I believe that we are part of a defining moment. When Rosa Parks refused to give up her seat on that bus (the same year that I was born – 1955)… that was a defining moment,” she said. “This is so much bigger than either one of us. I believe that history will record that Kim Kardashian had the courage to take a stand against human warehousing and was a key figure in meaningful criminal justice reform becoming a reality.”
This isn’t the first time that Kim has used her power to help people being mistreated by the justice system. Just last week, Kim, among other celebs, pushed to free sex trafficking victim Cyntoia Brown. “The system has failed,” she wrote in a tweet. “It’s heartbreaking to see a young girl sex trafficked then when she has the courage to fight back is jailed for life! We have to do better & do what’s right. I’ve called my attorneys yesterday to see what can be done to fix this.”