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“Keeping Up With The Kardashians” star Kim Kardashian West is set to meet with President Donald Trump and adviser Jared Kushner on Wednesday to discuss prison reform and the potential pardoning of Alice Marie Johnson.
According to Vanity Fair, which first reported details about the White House meeting, Kardashian West’s well-known sisters will not be joining her for the trip. Instead, she will be accompanied only by her attorney.
Kardashian West first became interested in Johnson’s case after watching a Mic video sharing the story of the 62-year-old grandmother serving a life sentence without parole for a first-time nonviolent drug offense.
“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,” the reality television star said. “That’s such a huge step from where we started with that not even being on their radar.”
In an interview with Mic, Kardashian West said that Johnson’s case stood out to her because it reminded her that every person makes decisions they regret.
“If you think about a decision that you’ve made in your life and you get life without the possibility of parole for your first-time nonviolent offense, there’s just something so wrong with that,” she told the news agency.
Kushner has been vocal about his support for prison reform and for the First Step Act, a piece of legislation created to provide job training and drug-treatment programs to inmates. The First Step Act also has provisions that allow nonviolent offenders to serve part of their sentence from a halfway home or house confinement, rather than prison.
President Trump appears receptive to granting presidential pardons for offenders, as he just did so for legendary boxer Jack Johnson last week.
Before the meeting on Wednesday, Kardashian West sent out a tweet in honor of Johnson:
Happy Birthday Alice Marie Johnson. Today is for you 🙏🏼✨
— Kim Kardashian West (@KimKardashian) May 30, 2018