Kim Kardashian meets with Donald Trump to talk about prison reform

Kim Kardashian meets with Donald Trump to talk about prison reform

Reality television personality Kim Kardashian will reportedly be in Washington D.C. Wednesday to discuss prison reform with White House officials and ask President Donald Trump to pardon a 62-year-old woman, who's serving a life sentence for a nonviolent drug offense.

President Donald Trump and Kim Kardashian met at the White House to discuss prison reform.

Kim K went to Twitter last night (May 30) to dish on Wednesday's headline-generating gathering.

"If you think about a decision that you've made in your life and you get life without the possibility of parole for your first-time nonviolent offense, there's just something so wrong with that", Kardashian West told the outlet.

In an interview with the website Mic, Kardashian said she had been incredibly moved by Johnson's story, after seeing a video by the news outlet on Twitter.

Kim Kardashian found herself in the middle of a lot of criticism after she chose to meet with Donald Trump over prison reform. Earlier Wednesday, Kardashian West tweeted, "Happy Birthday Alice Marie Johnson".

"The New York Post saying this stuff about Kim, I thought that was pretty despicable", said Sunny Hostin.

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Mr Trump's son-in-law Jared Kushner has also been speaking with Mrs Kardashian West about the case for months. "After all, you don't have to be a reality star to understand today's troubled criminal-justice realities".

But the 37-year-old celebrity also got to meet the president over the issue at the Oval Office.

Mr Kushner's First Step Act, which allots $50m (£38m) for rehabilitative programmes for inmates, passed in the US House of Representatives last week.

Kushner has led a White House effort to build support for legislation that would help prisoners as they re-enter society and better develop work skills while they are incarcerated.

"I believe that history will record that Kim Kardashian had the courage to take a stand against human warehousing and was a key figure in meaningful criminal justice reform becoming a reality".

In a letter to US District Judge Samuel H. Mays in 2017, who now oversees her case, Johnson expressed her "deep remorse" for the crime she had committed 20 years ago and said that her "bad choices" had affected her life and impacted her entire family.

As Radar previously reported, Kardashian's rapper husband, Kanye West, is an avid Trump supporter.

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