Reality TV star Kim Kardashian West  meets with Trump over prison reform

Reality TV star Kim Kardashian West met with President Donald Trump Wednesday at the White House for a discussion on sentencing guidelines and prison reform, according to social media posts from both Trump and Kardashian West.

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“Great meeting with @KimKardashian today, talked about prison reform and sentencing,” Trump said in a tweet with a picture of the two in the Oval Office.

Kardashian West responded, also on Twitter, thanking Trump for the meeting. 

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“It is our hope that the president will grant clemency to Ms. Alice Marie Johnson who is serving a life sentence for a first-time, non-violent drug offense,” she said.

“We are optimistic about Ms. Johnson’s future and hopeful that she – and so many like her – will get a second chance at life,” Kardashian West said in a second tweet on the issue.

Kardashian West has been campaigning for the release of Johnson, a 63-year-old grandmother, who was sentenced to life in prison in 1997 after her conviction on charges related to a cocaine trafficking operation in Memphis, Tennessee, according to news reports.

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Johnson has already spent more than two decades behind bars.

 

 

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