"Our hope is that we get Miss Alice's freedom - today is her 63rd birthday, her 21st birthday behind bars - so we are hoping that Trump realizes that there is no justifiable reason for Johnson to spend the rest of her life in prison", Barnett added.
"She's always stood out to me as being exceptional", says Ms Povah.
But Kardashian planned to raise the case of Alice Marie Johnson, a grandmother imprisoned for a first time drug offence, according to a statement from one of Johnson's lawyers released in advance. Kardashian West was first drawn to the woman's story after seeing a video profile on Johnson produced by the outlet in 2017.
Kim Kardashian found herself in the middle of a lot of criticism after she made a decision to meet with Donald Trump over prison reform.
Kim Kardashian West is receiving praise from prisoner Alice Marie Johnson. Listen, it's a not great state of affairs when you need a massive celebrity to get the attention of the president and fix gross injustices, but if Kim K. can get it done, more power to her.
Teacher and student shot at IN school
The victims' families had been notified and students were being taken to Noblesville High School, he wrote. "It's pretty scary. The Florida attack inspired students there and across the country to call for more restrictions on access to guns.
Either way, fans of Kim are in utter shock, with many taking to Twitter to air their surprise, admitting they are finding it hard to accept Kim might know a thing or two about prison reform.
It was revealed earlier this month that Kardashian West had spoken on the phone with Jared Kushner, Trump's son-in-law, to discuss potentially granting Johnson clemency. "After all, you don't have to be a reality star to understand today's troubled criminal-justice realities".
While he previously told fans he'd run for office in 2020, he allegedly does not want to lose to Donald Trump.
Mr Kushner's First Step Act, which allots $50m (£38m) for rehabilitative programmes for inmates, passed in the US House of Representatives last week. A change.org petition asking Trump to grant Johnson clemency has also nearly reached its goal of 300,000 supporter signatures as of Wednesday.
While the Trump administration is staunchly opposed to sentencing reforms, it has supported more modest prison and reentry reforms.
Prison reform has been a key issue for Kushner.