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Reality TV personality Kim Kardashian West met with President Trump at the White House on Wednesday about sentencing and prison reform.
The branding mogul has been advocating for a pardon for Alice Marie Johnson, a great-grandmother serving a life sentence for a nonviolent drug offense. Johnson has spent more than two decades in prison.
A member of Johnson’s legal team said the meeting between the president and Kardashian was very “positive,” but the president did not make a decision during the meeting about whether or not he will move forward with a pardon.
Brittany Barnett, Johnson’s lawyer, said Kardashian West has been in touch with Trump son-in-law and senior adviser Jared Kushner for “several months now,” Barnett said. “We don’t know — what we are hoping to find out today,” Barnett said. “It’s unconscionable that she is serving a death sentence. We are grateful that Kim is using her platform to raise awareness and hope that everyone looks beyond Kim and sees that there is a woman about to die in prison.”
According to Barnett, Kim saw a Mic interview about Johnson’s case, and “was not only moved to tears, but moved to action.”
“Our hope is that we get Miss Alice’s freedom — today is her 63rd birthday, her 21st birthday behind bars — so we are hoping that Trump realizes that there is no justifiable reason for Johnson to spend the rest of her life in prison,” Barnett said.
Kushner, who now has a permanent security clearance after more than a year of using an interim clearance, has made prison reform a key part of his portfolio.
Johnson was convicted in 1996 on eight criminal counts related to a Memphis-based cocaine trafficking operation involving more than a dozen people. She was sentenced to life in prison in 1997. Today, she’s spent more than two decades behind bars.
As one of Johnson’s lawyers, Brittany Barnett, told The Daily Mail, “The message to the president is that Alice Johnson, the 21 years she has been in prison, represents a punishment that more than pays her debt to society and that to keep her prison the rest of her life is morally and economically unjustifiable.”
Johnson became “involved in drug trafficking as a way to make ends meet following a particularly rough period in her life: She lost her job at FedEx, where she had worked for 10 years, due to a gambling addiction; she got divorced; and then her youngest son died in a motorcycle accident,”.
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