Kim Karadashian Feels Hopeful After Her Meeting With President Donald Trump
- Author: Kyle Peterson May 31, 2018,
May 31, 2018, 18:43
"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 offence".
Kardashian West was set to meet with advisor Jared Kushner, who is tasked with overseeing efforts to reform the USA prison system.
Donald Trump and Kim Kardashian attend the celebration of Perfumania and Kim Kardashian's appearance on NBC's "The Apprentice" at the Provocateur at The Hotel Gansevoort on November 10, 2010 in New York, New York.
Kardashian West has said she supported Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton in the 2016 presidential election, but her husband, Kanye West, has signaled his support for Trump.
Kim Kardashian has spent months talking to Jared Kushner, and it appears to have paid off.
Mr Trump's son-in-law Jared Kushner has also been speaking with Mrs Kardashian West about the case for months. She said after the meeting that she had consulted with those who had attended and said it "seemed to go well".
She also told the 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 is now sentenced to life in prison at the Aliceville Correctional Facility in Alabama.
The Johnson family first sought clemency for Alice, unsuccessfully, from President Barack Obama, gathering letters of recommendations from her warden and from members of Congress. The reasons are unclear.
At the time, The Tennessean reported that Johnson led a "multimillion-dollar drug ring that dealt in tons of cocaine from 1991-94". "She's a model inmate".
"Judge Mays I'm writing to you to express my deep remorse for the crime that I committed over 20 years ago".
"I'm just focused on criminal justice reform and helping one person at a time. I made one of the worst decisions of my life to make some quick money - I became involved in a drug conspiracy". "More time in prison can not accomplish more justice".