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Kim Kardashian to Discuss Prison Reform with Trump at White House

Kim Kardashian arrives at the 2016 MTV Video Music Awards in New York, August 28, 2016. (Eduardo Munoz/Reuters)

Reality-TV star Kim Kardashian will meet with President Trump Wednesday afternoon at the White House to discuss prison reform and ask that he pardon a 62-year-old great grandmother serving life without parole for a first-time drug offense.

According to Vanity Fair, the meeting was brokered by Jared Kushner, who has made criminal-justice reform a top priority as his initially expansive portfolio of domestic and foreign-policy responsibilities has narrowed.

Kardashian, who is married to Trump-supporting rapper Kanye West, first became aware of Alice Johnson after viewing a documentary in 2013 that chronicled her experience serving 21 years in federal prison for drug-conspiracy and money-laundering convictions.

After viewing the documentary, Kardashian immediately hired her personal legal team to represent Johnson. She has since worked extensively with Kushner on Johnson’s case and will reportedly make a personal plea to Trump to pardon the woman when they met Wednesday afternoon.

“I’ve been in communication with the White House and trying to bring her case to the president’s desk and figure out how we can get her out,” Kardashian said in recent interview with Mic detailing her support for Johnson. “That’s such a huge step from where we started with that not even being on their radar.”


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