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Kim Kardashian West attends White House meeting on prison reform

Kim Kardashian West attends White House meeting on prison reform

The reality television star was hoping to speak with President Donald Trump about a pardon or clemency for a Tennessee man serving a lifetime prison sentence on drug charges.

"The discussion is mainly focused on ways to improve that process to ensure deserving cases receive a fair review", according to Hogan Gidley, White House deputy press secretary.

In May 2018 she pleaded with Donald Trump to free a woman called Alice Johnson from prison.

Kardashian, who may have felt right at home with the drama-infused atmosphere in the West Wing as it grapples with the fallout from Bob Woodward's new book, participated in a listening session on clemency and prison reform with several staffers, including the president's senior adviser and son-in-law, Jared Kushner.

"It's so unfair. He's 30 years old; he's been in for nearly ten years".

Kim Kardashian West is keeping up with the White House. Kardashian West had learned of Johnson's case from a Mic interview.

Kardashian, 37, has championed criminal justice reform in recent months.




And now Kim wants to do it again for Chris Young, who was sentenced to life in prison for marijuana and cocaine possession after being arrested in 2010, because she thinks it's "unfair" that he was given such a harsh sentence.

Young is serving a life sentence on nonviolent drug charges, but recently, the judge in his case, Kevin Sharp, wrote a letter to Trump arguing that Young only played a minor role in the drug conspiracy and that the mandatory sentencing laws that determined his sentence was out of proportion with the crime.

The Dallas Morning News reported in June that Brittany K. Barnett, who was a member of Johnson's legal team, was also working to get Young released.

"It's so unfair. He's 30 years old".

Sharp is among those attending the White House meeting Wednesday.

This week, Kim appeared on the "Wrongful Conviction" podcast to discuss her support for Young.

Kim also revealed that she is now in regular contact with President Trump's son-in-law Jared Kushner as he too is "passionate" about changing the United States sentencing laws.

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