Prison reform advocates argue that lengthy sentences issued during the height of America's so-called war on drugs for nonviolent charges are cruel and inhumane.
Johnson's story first caught the reality television star's eye after she saw a short video about the case posted on social media.
Jessica Jackson Sloan, national director of #cut50, an advocacy group calling for a reduction of the prison population, said in a statement, "We commend Ms. Kardashian-West for putting people over politics today".
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.
"We're grateful that Kim is using her platform to shine light on this issue", Ms. Barnett said in an interview. Her husband recently reactivated his account and has used it to profess his admiration for president Trump, drawing much criticism from the African American community in the U.S., but also praise from the president himself.
Kardashian West's meeting with Trump comes on the heels of her husband, Kanye West, expressing his support for the president on Twitter.
Johnson's daughters confirmed today's meeting to BBC News. She has been behind bars for more than two decades.
In response to such an initiative, President Trump tweeted, "Get a bill to my desk, and I will sign it".
Say what you will about the Kardashians (personally I find it almost impossible not to admire the hell out of the Kris Jenner Machine and their collective business acumen).
Johnson's case meets the criteria for clemency, but President Barack Obama passed over her case three times.
According to The Sun, the US president is said to be in favour of waiving Johnson's sentence after the move was backed by daughter Ivanka. "I made one of the worst decisions of my life to make some quick money - I became involved in a drug conspiracy".
In a hand-scrawled letter last June she wrote: "I'm a broken woman".
He built an worldwide reputation while working at the same time for USA Gymnastics, which trains Olympians. Nassar is now being held in federal jail and will likely remain there for the rest of his life.
President Donald Trump announced that the United States was pulling out of the nuclear deal between Tehran and world powers. Treasury Department also issued economic sanctions against another top official, in addition to Seif.
Earlier in May, Taliban fighters attacked Afghan bases in the province, killing more than 40 police officers and servicemen. But the defence ministry said the army had repulsed the attack, and "the security forces are now chasing the enemy".
North Korea has said it may skip the meeting if the U.S. continues to demand that it unilaterally abandon its nuclear weapons. Bolton has repeatedly suggested the Libya model of unilateral disarmament for North Korea, most recently on Sunday.
Chrissy Teigen went to Twitter to announce the happy news. " Somebody's herrrrrrre! " she tweeted along with baby bottle emojis. And Chrissy had previously admitted her second pregnancy has been a lot harder than the first time around.
The new data, reported in the scientific journal Nature Astronomy , was examined by a team led by the University of MI . This would let the scientists search molecules, which could be capable of supporting the formation of life there.
It had winds of up to 60 miles per hour and was expected to increase to tropical storm conditions as it gets closer to shore. Onshore areas along the coast also account for about 45 percent of US refining capacity and 51 percent of gas processing.
If it sat at the heart of our own galaxy, researchers say the supermassive black hole would wipe out any chance of life on Earth . The study is due to appear in the peer-reviewed journal Publications of the Astronomical Society of Australia (PASA).
He said the USA "is there to help the Palestinians" and "there is no basis" to think the embassy move will work against peace. But Netanyahu insisted the embassy move is "the right thing to do" and ordered other countries to follow suit.
Love missed the majority of Cleveland's 2015 run to the Finals after separating his shoulder in the first round against Boston. James looked rattled midway through the fourth quarter when he clashed with teammate Nance Jr, who collided with James' knee.
Even more, they'd have to do it at the Oracle Arena - a place the Warriors have gone 7-1 in throughout these playoffs. Up 3-1 against the feisty Jazz, Paul acknowledged that those kinds of leads haven't been kind to him in the past.
The levy on petrol has risen by nearly 238 per cent from Rs 5.75 per litre in May 2014 to Rs 19.48 per litre now. Petrol and diesel prices were cut marginally for the second straight day, after 16 consecutive hikes.
President Donald Trump waves while walking away after speaking to the media, as he walks to the Marine One helicopter on Friday. Add North Korea as an interest to stay up to date on the latest North Korea news, video, and analysis from ABC News.
The Director also said that he had asked for the comment to former spouse Houston Bobby brown , but he was not aware of. The molestation allegations made in " Whitney " only add more sadness to the troubled life of Houston .
Net cash used by financing activities in the first quarter of 2018 was $99 million, contrast with $273 million previous year . Finally, Schwab Charles Investment Management Inc. raised its position in shares of Macy's by 22.6% in the fourth quarter.
Grab your Nintendo Switch and get ready for a new adventure! You can also partake in mini-games when transferring Pokemon over. Both games are due for release in 2018, but obviously, there will be far more excitement around the main Pokemon game release.
Facebook has admitted that Russian groups bought ads on its service in an effort to influence the 2016 USA presidential election. Varadkar's government now plans to quickly draw up legislation allowing abortions in the first 12 weeks of pregnancy.
In 15 games this postseason, the 33-year-old veteran is averaging 21.1 points, 5.9 rebounds, 5.8 assists and 2.0 steals. Take, for instance, the well-documented blow up Green had with Steve Kerr during a game against Oklahoma City in 2016.
President Trump used the same provision of US trade law in March when he called for tariffs on foreign-made steel and aluminum. Any imposed tariffs would nearly certainly stunt demand for those imported vehicles.
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We knew coming into this game that he was going to come out and give everything he had and he was going to have a game like this. Of course, with LeBron back in the fold, those plans were put on hold - that is, until Irving and Hayward reunited in Boston.
In his earlier statement on social media, Najib said he was committed to "facilitating a smooth transfer of power". They were used to buy support for (former prime minister) Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak.