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Donald Trump invites Kim Kardashian to White House to discuss prison reform

Kim Kardashian West will meet with officials, including senior adviser Jared Kushner, at the White House on Wednesday to discuss prison reform, a person familiar with the plans says.

It’s not clear if Kardashian West will meet with President Donald Trump even though reports say she was invited by the president.

Kim Kadashian has been campaigning for the release of a 62-year-old grandmother Alice Marie Johnson, who was jailed 21 years ago. Kim’s campaign to grant clemency to Alice Marie Johnson gained so much momentum that she managed to convince Jared Kushner and President Trump to invite her over to discuss it, Vanity Fair reports.

Prison reform has been a key issue for Kushner. Earlier this month, the White House-backed First Step Act, which would expand programs for prisoners and allow for more home confinement, was approved by the House Judiciary Committee.

Johnson was jailed for a first time, nonviolent drug offence in 1997, and is still serving a life sentence without parole at Aliceville Correctional Facility, in Alabama. Unless she’s granted clemency, Johnson will die in prison and Kim is fighting to make sure this doesn’t happen.

Kim’s husband, Kanye West, recently declared his support for Donald Trump.

 

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