Published: Wed, May 30, 2018
Life&Culture | By Rose Hansen

Kim Kardashian is Headed to the White House Today

Kim Kardashian is Headed to the White House Today

A source previously told Us that Kardashian intends to discuss Alice Johnson, a first-time offender sentenced to life in prison for a nonviolent drug conviction. As has learned, the 37-year-old is heading to the White House this Wednesday to discuss prison reform with Jared Kushner and President Donald Trump.

"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", said Kardashian.

The "Keeping Up with the Kardashians" star tweeted that Johnson's situation was "unfair" earlier this month.

Johnson is now serving a life sentence without parole in Alabama for offenses she committed in the early 1990s.

Kardashian's husband, rapper Kanye West, sparked headlines last month after posting a series of tweets in which he praised Trump's "dragon energy" and showed off his signed "Make America Great Again" hat.

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As Vanity Fair reported, Secret Service agents will escort Kardashian and her lawyer to the Oval Office - after her talk with Kushner - to meet with Trump. "I would explain to him that, just like everybody else, we can make choices in our lives that we're not proud of and that we don't think through all the way", she said. She reached out to Ivanka Trump, and was connected to Kushner.

Johnson was jailed in 1997 for her role in a drug ring, her first offence, after she got involved with cocaine dealers following the loss of her job, her son, her marriage, and her home.

A White House spokeswoman did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

Kardashian hopes to press for the pardon of Alice Johnson, a 62-year-old great-grandmother, according to Vanity Fair.

In a 2016 op-ed for CNN, Johnson wrote: "I want this part to be clear: I acknowledge that I have done wrong".

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