Reality television star Kim Kardashian West has opened up about her engagement with the Donald Trump administration as part of her quest to help free a non-violent drug criminal turned ordained minister from federal prison.
Kardashian West, a star of the E! series “Keeping Up with the Kardashians” and the wife of music star Kanye West, told Mic in an interview last week that she has worked for months to help secure the release of 62-year-old great grandmother Alice Johnson from federal prison in Aliceville, Alabama.
Johnson has spent the last two decades behind bars serving a life sentence without parole for a first-time non-violent drug offense she committed over 21 years ago. Kardashian West first learned of Johnson’s story when stumbling upon an interview Mic had done with Johnson last year.
In her advocacy for Johnson, Kardashian West has not only hired a legal team to fight for her release but has also reached out to the Trump administration to call on the president to pardon Johnson. Johnson says her crime was becoming involved in a “drug conspiracy” to make money after losing her job and called the decision “one of the worst” of her life.
“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,” Kardashian West said in the interview. “Jared Kushner, who I’ve spoken to, has been really working on some criminal justice reform bills and I would love to sit and talk to them and I know they are internally talking about it.”
“So, I mean that’s such a huge step from where we started with that not even being on the radar,” she added.
Click here to read more.
Source: Christian Post