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Author Johnson, Alice Marie, 1955- author.

Title After life : my journey from incarceration to freedom / Alice Marie Johnson with Nancy French ; foreword by Kim Kardashian West.

Publication Info. [New York, New York] : HarperCollins, [2019]

Copies

Location Pub Note Copy No. Status
 Ella Johnson Memorial PL Stacks - EJMY-11  365 JOH    AVAILABLE
 New Lenox PL Adult Biography - NLBB-1  B JOH    AVAILABLE
 North Suburban PLD Loves Park Adult Non-Fiction New - NSLY-11  365.7 JOH    AVAILABLE
 Peotone PL Adult Non Fiction - PEBB-2  365 JOH    AVAILABLE
 Sycamore PL Adult 2nd Floor NEW Books - SYLY-12  B JOHNSON    AVAILABLE
Description x, 278 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : portraits (chiefly color) ; 23 cm
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Summary How do you hold on to hope after more than twenty years of imprisonment? For Alice Marie Johnson the answer lies with God. For years, Alice lived a normal life without a criminal record -- she was a manager at FedEx, a wife, and a mother. But after an emotionally and financially tumultuous period in her life left her with few options, she turned to crime as a way to pay off her mounting debts. Convicted in 1996 for her nonviolent involvement in a Memphis cocaine trafficking organization, Alice received a life sentence under the mandatory sentencing laws of the time. Locked behind bars, Alice looked to God. Eventually becoming an ordained minister, she relied on her faith to sustain hope over more than two decades -- until 2018, when the president commuted her sentence at the behest of Kim Kardashian West, who had taken up Alice's cause. In this honest, faith-driven memoir, Alice explains how she held on to hope and gave it to others, from becoming a playwright to mentoring her fellow prisoners. She reveals how Christianity and her unshakeable belief in God helped her persevere and inspired her to share her faith in a video that would go viral -- and come to the attention of celebrities who were moved to action. Today, Alice is an icon for the prison reform movement and a humble servant who embraces gratitude and God for her freedom. In this powerful book, she recalls all of the firsts she has experienced through her activism and provides an authentic portrait of the crisis that is mass incarceration. Linking social justice to spiritual faith, she makes a persuasive and poignant argument for justice that transcends tribal politics. Her story is a beacon in the darkness of despair, reminding us of the power of redemption and the importance of making second chances count.
Subject Johnson, Alice Marie.
Ex-convicts -- United States -- Biography.
Prisoners -- United States -- Biography.
Prison reformers -- United States -- Biography.
Christian biography.
Genre/Form Autobiographies.
ISBN 9780062936103 (hardcover)
0062936107 (hardcover)

 
    
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