Alice Johnson, the imprisoned 63-year-old great-grandmother whose sentence was commuted this week by President Trump, hasn’t slept much since her release.

“There’s so much food, crying, hugging, singing and dancing. Everyone is celebrating,” Johnson told TV station KREG in her hometown of Memphis, Tennessee.

Daughter Katina Scales called the reunion with her mom surreal. “I keep touching her to make sure she is real.  I don’t think it’s going to set in for probably another week or so when she’s still there,” Scales said.

Johnson also appeared on national TV, telling Good Morning America, “It’s an amazing feeling. Especially just being with my family again. [Seeing my family] was the most exhilarating feelings I’ve ever had. I wanted to jump into their arms.”

Johnson was a nonviolent first-time drug offender when she was incarcerated with a life sentence in federal prison at Aliceville, Alabama, in 1997.

She plans to fight for sentencing reform to help people who’ve been caught in the court system like she was.

“They are in situations like mine. They’re caught up in a system of mandatory minimum sentencing as non-violent offenders, just like me.  Many of them are given no hope of coming home alive again. One thing they kept telling me is, ‘You have given us hope,” Johnson told KREG.

Good Morning America host Michael Strahan asked her if she believed she has paid her debt to society.

“Yes I do, Michael. I feel like I not only paid my debt but I overpaid my debt for the crimes that I committed. But I’m just so thankful. I’m not bitter about it. I’m just so happy that it has come to an end,” Johnson said.

She was denied clemency three times during the Obama administration.

Celebrity Kim Kardashian advocated Johnson’s case, hiring attorneys and meeting directly with President Trump.

“Kim was the key to all of this. Without her, I would still be in Aliceville,” Johnson said.

“I’d like to tell President Trump that I am so grateful for everything you’ve done for and my family,” she said on GMA. “This moment right now is happening because President Trump had mercy on me. And I’d like to tell him that please, please remember us, the others who had been left behind.  Because there are so many, like me, who need to have the opportunity that I’ve had.”

A commuted sentence replaces the original court ordered sentence but does not change the conviction.

One priority she has is getting caught up with the world. “I want a cell phone,” she told KREG. “I’ve been seeing everyone walking around with one.”

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