Ok? Kim Kardashian to Visit White House, Speak About Prison Reform
I don't think a lot of us saw this coming.
With all of the injustices going on in the public light, justice reform has been a hot topic.
Apparently, Kim Kardashian feels strongly about it and is going to try and do something about it.
Reality TV star Kim Kardashian West is heading to the White House Wednesday to make a star-powered case for prison reform and advocate on behalf of a great-grandmother serving a life sentence.
Kardashian West has urged the president to pardon Alice Marie Johnson, 63, who is serving a life sentence without parole for a non-violent drug offense.
In an interview with Mic, Kardashian West said she'd been moved by Johnson's story after seeing a video by the news outlet.
"I think that she really deserves a second chance at life," Kardashian told Mic. "I'll do whatever it takes to get her out."
She said in the interview she'd been in touch with Jared Kushner, President Donald Trump's son-in-law and senior adviser, over the case.
"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," she said of Johnson, who has spent over two decades behind bars.
Kushner oversees the administration's push to overhaul the nation's prison system and help former inmates gain skills and more effectively make the transition back into society.
It's unclear whether Kardashian West will meet with Trump during the visit, though the president often invites visitors to the White House complex into the Oval Office for informal meetings and photo-ops.
She told Mic that if she had the chance to meet the president, she'd tell him: "I really do believe that she's going to really thrive outside of prison, and I would just urge him to please pardon her."
Trump last week granted a rare posthumous pardon to boxing's first black heavyweight champion, clearing Jack Johnson's name more than 100 years after what many saw as his racially-charged conviction. -(Anthony McCartney and Jill Colvin, NBC Philadelphia)