Kim Kardashian to ask Trump to pardon a drug offender, report
Reality star expected to visit the White House to meet with Trump and Kushner to discuss prison reform and will reportedly seek a pardon for 62-year-old great-grandmother, Alice Johnson.
Reality tv star Kim Kardashian West has set her sights on changing the reality of the various trapped people.
Kardashian, West, 37, will reportedly meet with President Trump in the White House Wednesday as part of its ongoing efforts to get a pardon for Alice Marie Johnson, a great-grandmother, who is serving a life sentence for a nonviolent drug conviction.
“If you think about a decision you’ve made in your life, and your life without the possibility of parole for the first time non-violent offense, there’s just something so wrong with that,” Kardashian West previously told Mic about Johnson.
Before the White House visit, Kardashian, West expressed birthday wishes to Johnson in a tweet, saying: “Today is for you.”
Happy Birthday Alice Marie Johnson. Today is for you 🙏🏼✨
— Kim Kardashian West (@KimKardashian) May 30, 2018
But Johnson is not the only incarcerated person Kardashian West has advocated. Read on for a look at the people they tried to help.
Cyntoia Brown is serving a life sentence for murder committed when she was a 16-year-old prostitute. She said that she was afraid for her life at the time of the shooting.
Now, 30 years old, Cyntoia Brown is serving a life sentence for murder committed when she was a 16-year-old prostitute. Brown said that they shot a 43-year-old real estate agent after he picked her up and brought her back to his house because she was scared for her life.
But the prosecutors said that Brown was trying to rob him. She is slated to remain in prison for at least 51 years, which means that they are at least 67 years old before they can be released.
In November, Kardashian West said in a tweet that she called her lawyers to help with Brown’s case.
“The system has failed. It is heartbreaking to see a young girl sex traded than when she had the courage to fight back is jailed for life!” she posted. “We have to do better and to do what is right.”
The system has failed. It is a heart breaking to see a young girl sex traded, and when she has the courage to fight back is jailed for life! We have to do better and do what is right. I have my lawyers yesterday to see what can be done to fix this. #FreeCyntoiaBrown pic.twitter.com/73y26mLp7u
— Kim Kardashian West (@KimKardashian) November 21, 2017
In May, Kardashian West shared with her more than 60 million followers on Twitter the story of Matthew Charles.
Charles was released from prison early in 2016, but is scheduled to return to the prison after a federal court said that his reduced sentence was an error, Nashville Public Radio reported.
Charles, who in the years ‘ 50, already served 21 years for selling crack to an informant, but he was sentenced to 35 years, according to Nashville Public Radio.
While in prison, Charles took college classes and became a legal assistant. He even taught a GED program. He had a job since he was released.
In parts of Charles’ story, Kardashian West called the situation “so sad.”
“This man has fully rehabilitated himself,” she said.
This man is sentenced to 35 years for selling drugs. He has more than 21 years is released, will find a job, new relationship, starting a new life, and now is returning for 10 years because the original version was an error. This man has completely rehabilitated itself. So sad https://t.co/msLsMSHGxh
— Kim Kardashian West (@KimKardashian) May 28, 2018
Alice Marie Johnson
Alice Marie Johnson was arrested in 1993 and convicted of drug conspiracy and money laundering in 1997, Mic reported earlier. They came in contact with cocaine dealers after she lost her job, her son was killed, she got divorced and her house was foreclosed on, according to Mic.
Johnson reportedly had no drugs to sell or take drugs, but she did admit that acts as an intermediary for those who are involved, pass along messages. She was sentenced to life in prison without parole.
Kardashian West has already talked about a possible pardon for the great-grandmother with Jared Kushner, the president of the son-in-law who has an interest in prison reform.
On Twitter, she said Johnson’s imprisonment “so unfair.”
This is so unfair… https://t.co/W3lPINbQuy
— Kim Kardashian West (@KimKardashian) October 26, 2017
Fox News’ Benjamin Brown contributed to this report.
Kaitlyn Schallhorn is a Reporter for Fox News. Follow her on Twitter @K_Schallhorn.