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A source told the publication that Kardashian is set to ask the president about a move to pardon 62-year-old great-grandmother Alice Marie Johnson who’s serving a life sentence for a nonviolent drug offense.
Kardashian West will reportedly not be bringing her publicist, sisters, or camera crew from her family’s reality television show “Keeping Up with the Kardashians.”
The Hill has reached out to the White House for comment.
Johnson was expected to be released during the Obama administration after being imprisoned for more than 21 years.
However, she was passed over after President Obama granted clemency to 231 people, mostly similar nonviolent offenders, in December 2016.
Kardashian West learned about Johnson’s situation through a Mic video, and gathered a team of L.A.-based lawyers including her own attorney Shawn Holley to contact the White House on Johnson’s behalf.
The “Keeping Up with the Kardashians” star tweeted that Johnson’s situation was “unfair” earlier this month.
This is so unfair… https://t.co/W3lPINbQuy
– Kim Kardashian West (@KimKardashian) October 26, 2017
Kardashian West has been in talks with Kushner, who has advocated for prison reform, on the subject for months.
Their stances mark a stark contrast with the Trump administration’s policies on low-level offenses.
However, the president has issued pardons for various people during his administration, most recently late heavyweight boxer Jack Johnson.