Kim Kardashian West arrives at White House for prison reform talk

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Kim Kardashian West arrived at the White House Wednesday afternoon, where she reportedly discussed prison reform and the possible pardon for a great-grandmother who is serving a drug-related life prison sentence.

The reality TV star was reportedly slated to meet with Jared Kushner, White House senior adviser and son-in-law to the president, in her efforts to gain clemency for Alice Marie Johnson, 63.

President Trump later tweeted a photo of the pair in the Oval Office, however he did not say whether they discussed Johnson specifically.

"Great meeting with @KimKardashian today, talked about prison reform and sentencing," Trump said.

Kardashian West also tweeted following her visit to the White House, thanking Trump for taking the time out to talk with her.

"I would like to thank President Trump for his time this afternoon. 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," the star tweeted.

"We are optimistic about Ms. Johnson's future and hopeful that she - and so many like her - will get a second chance at life."

Johnson is serving a life sentence without the possibility of parole after being convicted of a first-time nonviolent drug offense, according to Mic. Kardashian West was first drawn to the woman’s story after seeing a video profile on Johnson produced by the outlet in 2017.


“If you think about a decision that you’ve made in your life and you get life without the possibility of parole for your first-time nonviolent offense, there’s just something so wrong with that,” Kardashian West told the outlet.

She reportedly has been in contact with Kushner and the Trump administration over the case.

“I think that she really deserves a second chance at life,” Kardashian West told Mic. “I’ll do whatever it takes to get her out.”

Johnson was arrested in 1993 and convicted four years later of drug conspiracy and money laundering, Mic previously reported. Her involvement with cocaine dealers came about after she lost her job, her son was killed, she got divorced and her home was foreclosed on, the outlet reported.


She reportedly wasn’t involved in selling drugs or in drug deals, but she did admit to acting as an intermediary for those involved, passing along messages.

The reality star hinted at her trip to the nation’s capital earlier on Wednesday.

“Happy Birthday Alice Marie Johnson,” Kardashian West tweeted. “Today is for you.”

Fox News’ Kaitlyn Schallhorn, Benjamin Brown and The Associated Press contributed to this report.