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Kim Kardashian Goes To The White House To Join Talks About Prison Reforms

Kim Kardashian is back at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue.

Three months since she paid a visit to President Donald Trump on behalf of Alice Marie Johnson, whose lifetime prison sentence was commuted in June, the reality star has returned to the White House. The occasion? Per Deputy Press Secretary Hogan Gidley, members of the administration are hosting a listening session on Wednesday about the clemency process and Kardashian is one of the guests.

“The discussion is mainly focused on ways to improve that process to ensure deserving cases receive a fair review,” Gidley said in a statement.

The makeup mogul is slated to join First Son-in-Law Jared Kushner, as well Ja’Ron Smith, a special assistant to the President for domestic policy, Brooke Rollins, assistant to the President in the Office of American Innovation and Chris Liddell, White House Deputy Chief of Staff for Policy Coordination. External guests include Rachel Barkow, criminal justice reform advocate Brittany Barnett, Alex Gudich, Mark Holden, Shon Hopwood, CNN host Van Jones, Paul Larkin, Leonard Leo, Mark Osler, Jessica Jackson Sloan and Judge Kevin Sharp.

Kardashian has clearly taken an interest in prison reform since becoming a public advocate for Johnson in the spring.”It started with Ms. Alice, but looking at her and seeing the faces and learning the stories of the men and women I’ve met inside prisons I knew I couldn’t stop at just one. It’s time for REAL systemic change,” she tweeted later on Wednesday.

In a recent interview for Jason Flom’s Wrongful Conviction podcast, the mother of three discussed a variety of subjects, including the fact that she reads stacks of letters from inmates daily and spoke of Kevin Cooper, a death row inmate convicted of murder who wants to have a DNA test.

She teased “exciting things” after her conversation with Flom. “We have some exciting things coming up that I can’t wait to share with all of you,” Kardashian wrote on her website.

As it seems, the star is chugging along in her newest passion.

“I’m still doing me, but I enjoy this,” she previously told Today‘s Hoda Kotb of her advocacy work. “This has fulfilled my heart. Since I feel so fulfilled, why would I stop that?”



By Samantha Schnurr

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