Alice Johnson hosts new book release party


MEMPHIS, Tenn. ( Alice Johnson released her book on her new life after incarceration on Saturday.

In 1996, the Memphis native was sent to prison on a life sentence for non-violent drug related offenses.

Her story gained national attention when Kim Kardashian West went to the White House to lobby on her behalf.

Johnson’s story and the 2,000 signatures on her clemency petition swayed President Trump to commute her sentence last year.

Now, she is sharing her experiences in her book.

“When I wake up in the morning, I just lay there. I don’t care where I am. I look at the ceiling,”  said Johnson. “I can’t help it because for almost 22 years, I was looking at a bunk bed over my head, and so to be able to just look up at the ceiling, I just breathe that in for just a second before I get up.”

Johnson’s book, “After Life: My Journey From Incarceration To Freedom,” is on sale now.

Film and television rights to the story have already been sold.

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