Kim Kardashian West is en route to the White House
30 May, 2018, 22:38 | Author: Donna Miller
First, Trumpgranted a posthumous pardon to former boxing heavyweight champion Jack Johnson - the first black man to achieve that status - after his great-great niece and movie star Sylvester Stallone submitted pleas.
According to Vanity Fair, Kardashian will present her prison reform argument to Trump by invoking the story of Alice Johnson, a 62-year-old great-grandmother serving a life sentence without parole over a nonviolent drug offense.
Wednesday's meeting is significant because it also marks Johnson's 63rd birthday, a fact which Kardashian West celebrated on Twitter early Wednesday morning. She's spent the last 21 years behind bars on charges of conspiracy to possess cocaine, attempted possession of cocaine and money laundering. Kardashian West hopes that Trump will commute Johnson's sentence.
Johnson is now serving life behind bars at the Aliceville Federal Correctional Institution in Alabama.
Kim's husband Kanye West - with whom she has children North, four, Saint, two, and Chicago, four months - has also been supporting Trump over the past few months.
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Johnson's case meets the criteria for clemency, but President Barack Obamapassed over her case three times. Those conversations picked up in recent weeks alongside Kushner's broader efforts to pass a criminal justice reform bill in Congress. Upon joining the White House administration, Kushner vowed to help improve the system. "And I'm not going to stop that because people personally don't like Trump".
According to Vanity Fair sources, Kardashian and her attorney are expected to first meet with Kushner on Wednesday afternoon before sitting with Trump in the Oval Office.
Many on social media have been critical of Mrs Kardashian West's unlikely role as prison reform advocate and say there are thousands of cases that deserve closer examination, but Johnson's daughters remain hopeful that - at least for their family - the long wait may soon be over.
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