Alice Marine Johnson Bio

Who is Alice Marie Johnson?

Alice Marie Johnson, 65 years old, is an American criminal justice reform advocate and former federal prisoner. She was convicted for her involvement in a Memphis drug trafficking in 1996. She was then sentenced to life imprisonment. After serving for 21 years in prison, in June 2018, she was released after President Donald Trump commuted her sentence. In August 2020, Donald Trump granted Johnson a full pardon.

Personal Information on Alice Marie Johnson

Full NameAlice Marie Johnson
Date of BirthMay 30, 1955
Age65 years old
Zodiac Sign Gemini
Born Country The United States of America
Home TownMississippi
ProfessionWriter, Speaker
Marital StatusDivorced
Children2 sons, 2 daughters
Social Media Twitter / Instagram
Net Worth$ 500,000
Height 5 feet 5 inches

Alice Marie Johnson Age, Birthday

Alice Marie Johnson was born on May 30, 1955 in Olive Branch, Mississippi. She is 65 years old until now. She celebrates her birthday on May 30, every year.

Alice Marie Johnson’s Height

Johnson is 5 feet 5 inches tall.

Height: 5 feet 5 inches

Eye Color: Black

Hair Color: Black

Alice Marie Johnson’s Family

Alice Marie Johnson was born in Olive Branch, Mississippi. She was one of her parent’s children among nine. Her family was involved in agricultural crop sharing work. Alice became pregnent as a sophomore in high school and later working as a secretary. She was a single mother of five children at the time of arrest.

Alice Marie Johnson’s Children and Husband

Alice Johnson married her childhood friend. Alice and her husband got divorced in 1989 after 20 years of being together.At the time of conviction, Alice and her husband were already divorced. 

Alice had four children, two sons and two daughters. She lost her youngest and third son in a motorcycle accident. Her daughters are supporting her in every work.

Alice Marie Johnson Crime and Sentence

Since after the drop of her job at FedEx where Alice Johnson worked for ten years, she actively involved in drug trade.She was fired from the job due to gambling addiction. Johnson was arrested in 1993 along with her fifteen friends. And convicted in 1996 in reason of selling cocaine and money laundering.

Alice Marie Johnson was sentenced to life imprisonment without parole in 1997.  

Though she said she never actually sold drugs, rather working as a “telephone mule” passing messages between people, Johnson was labeled as the leader of the ring and sentenced to life plus 25 years in federal prison. It was her first office.

Alice Marie Johnson Prison Life 

Johnson stayed in federal prison for more than twenty-one years. She exhibited good behaviour in prison. Alice Johnson became grand mother and great grand mother while imprisoned.While in prison she published memoir where she wrote about the time she served at the Federal Medical Center, Carswell. There she became a certified hospice worker and got transferred to FCI Aliceville. Alice Johnson participated in pilot program organized by Deputy Attorney General Sally Yates, that provided video conferencing access to certain female federal prisoners. The program allowed the online publication Mic to record a video interviewwith her that went viral and brought her case to public attention.

Kardashian involvement in fighting for the Plight of Alice Johnson

Johnson applied for clemency during former President Barack Obama administration; her application was denied. In November 2017,Kardashian’s hired a new team of lawyers on behalf of Johnson. In 2018, Kim Kardashian West and Donald Trump’s child-in-law Jared Kushner sought to persuade Trump to give leniency to Johnson. In late May 2018, Kardashian met Trump in the Oval Office to encourage him to acquit Johnson. On June 6, 2018, after Kardashian’s allure, Trump drove Johnson’s sentence, and Johnson was discharged.

Alice Marie Johnson’s Career

After release, Alice Marie Johnson became an advocate for criminal justice reform in the United States.

Alice Marie Johnson’s Net Worth

Alice Marie johnson’s estimated net worth is in range of about  $100,000 to $500,000. After prison, she became an author and a speaker. She also worked for ten years in average salary at FedEx. Besides, these she also worked in Memphis Urban League, Holiday press, Service Master Franchise Owner, Holiday Press and so on.

Alice Marie Johnson’s Published Book

In May 2019, autobiography written by Alice Johnson with Nancy French, named ‘After Life: My Journey From Incarceration To Freedom’, were published by Harper Collins, with a foreword written by Kim Kardashian West.

Other Facts

  • Alice Marie Johnson was invited as guest of President Trump at his State of the Union address in February 2019.
  • Alice Marie Johnson as one of four individuals to be honored on International Women’s Day as a “Women’s Rights Defender” at the United Nations on March 8, 2019.

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