By Justine Browning
February 06, 2019 at 02:22 PM EST
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Alice Marie Johnson, an inmate who was released from prison with the help of Kim Kardashian, is set to write a memoir detailing her ordeal.

Johnson’s After Life: My Journey From Incarceration to Freedom, will be released as part of a deal with Harper Collins, it was announced Wednesday, while the film and television rights for the “honest, faith-driven memoir” have been sold to Endeavor Content and One Community. Kardashian has written a foreward for the book, which will be released on May 21.

“I feel humbled that the telling of my story gives hope and my years of pain were not in vain,” Johnson said in a statement.

Johnson was serving a life sentence for non-violent drug trafficking until the reality star became an advocate for her freedom, urging President Donald Trump to commute her sentence. Now 63, she was convicted in 1996 for her involvement in a Memphis cocaine trafficking organization. After the tragic death of her son, Johnson was coping with the demise of her marriage and loss of her job and turned to the drug trade to support herself. At the time of her arrest, she had no prior criminal record.

“My life has forever changed because of Alice Marie Johnson,” Kardashian said in a statement. “Her story is a gift that will now reach so many millions more through her book and film. I hope Alice’s case is just the beginning of a movement to help those left behind. I am invested in continuing to support Alice and this cause.”

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