Kim Kardashian West meets with Trump to discuss prison reform

Calvin Saunders
May 31, 2018

Johnson was jailed for a first time, nonviolent drug offence in 1997, and is still serving a life sentence at Aliceville Correctional Facility, in Alabama.

From hosting movers and shakers at the home he shares with Ivanka Trump, to getting Republicans to cosign his ideas, Kushner's passion for prison reform has not run out of steam.

According to Vanity Fair, West learned of Johnson's story on Twitter earlier this year. "She is genuinely committed in her quest and has the sweetest heart for me".

Kardashian West and Trump also posed together for a photo in the Oval Office.

According to the Vanity Fair report, "there have been talks" about West making his own White House appearance at a later date.

She was expected to meet with Jared Kushner, the president's adviser and son-in-law, who has led the Trump administration's efforts on criminal justice reform. Kardashian West learned of Johnson's plight when the prisoner was profiled by Mic, a site dedicated nearly entirely to left-leaning initiatives. In an op-ed titled "Why Kim Kardashian Thinks I Should Be Released From Prison" for CNN, Johnson wrote that her life "began to spiral out of control" after the loss of her son and her divorce.

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.

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According to United States media reports, Johnson's conviction stemmed from her leading role in a multimillion-dollar drug ring that dealt thousands of kilograms of cocaine over a three-year period.

Kardashian West has said she supported Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton in the 2016 presidential election, but her husband, Kanye West, has signaled his support for Trump.

Here's what Kim Tweeted: 'I would like to thank President Trump for his time this afternoon.

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She reached out to her longtime personal lawyer, Shawn Holley, to ask him to look at the case and is paying for a new legal team for Johnson.

An online petition to grant clemency to Johnson, started by her daughter, now has more than 250,000 signatures. But prison reform is something that she's been vocal about in the past; on Monday, she tweeted her support for Matthew Charles, a former inmate who turned his life around after 21 years of incarceration. "I'm totally against it", he said last week. "I'll do whatever it takes to get her out".

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