Victoria’s Secret 2018
After successfully advocating for US President Donald Trump to grant clemency to Alice Johnson in June, Kim Kardashian is once again campaigning for prison reform.
Kardashian was at the White House overnight for a meeting with members of the Trump administration, including Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner.
According to a White House spokesperson, the meeting was a “listening session about the clemency process … mainly focused on ways to improve that process to ensure deserving cases receive a fair review.”
Shortly after US outlets broke the news Kim was in Washington, Kardashian confirmed the reports on Twitter, sharing photos of the meeting and saying:
“It started with Ms. Alice, but looking at her and seeing the faces and learning the stories of the men and women I’ve met inside prisons I knew I couldn’t stop at just one. It’s time for REAL systemic change.”
Kim recently revealed that since her work with Alice Johnson, she receives letters from prisoners serving life sentences across America every day, and she even visited a women’s jail in California to better understand the inmates’ daily lives.
As per her guest appearance on podcast Wrongful Conviction recently, Kim has turned her attention to a new case involving a 30-year-old man named Chris Young.
“Yesterday, I had a call with a gentleman that’s in prison for a drug case—got life,” she told host Chris Flom.
“It’s so unfair. He’s 30 years old. He’s been in for almost 10 years. I was on the phone with the judge that sentenced him to life, who resigned because he had never been on the side of having to do something so unfair, and now he is fighting [alongside] us to get [Young] out.”
“I do talk to the White House often, to Jared Kushner,” she said on the podcast episode. “He’s really passionate about changing some of these laws.”
Kardashian’s success rate is currently 100%, so there’s hope.