Kim Kardashian West speaks on prison reform at White House

Clay Curtis
June 14, 2019

Reality television star and entrepreneur Kim Kardashian West applauded President Trump's "compassion" for criminal justice reform at the White House on Thursday.

At an East Room event attended by Cabinet secretaries, activist and formerly incarcerated people, Kardashian West announced the creation of a new ride-sharing partnership that will give former prisoners gift cards to help them get to and from job interviews, work and family events. "I'm at the place in my life where I wanted to make a difference and wanted to do the right thing". "I'm so excited to announce some exciting things", Kardashian West said in the video.

"My heart just completely opened up and I wanted to do more, which is law school in California", she added, later discussing the First Step Act.

Kardashian West is now studying law and working as an assistant to two attorneys, with the goal of becoming a lawyer.

Kim Kardashian West tweeted her gratitude toward Ivanka Trump Thursday after speaking at the White House on behalf of those attempting to return to the workforce after prison. Jones, who was also present during the spring White House meeting, told Vogue that Kardashian's appeal to the president was "the most effective, emotionally intelligent intervention that I've ever seen in American politics".

"Let's keep this momentum going by making sure those who are coming out of federal prison are given support and empathy as they take the next step in their lives", they said.

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Donning her poker straight hair, Kim dressed in a black pant suit and spoke at length about what she's doing to help former inmates and her fight to do more. She successfully lobbied Trump to pardon Alice Marie Johnson, who was serving a life sentence without parole for a nonviolent drug offense.

1600 Pennsylvania Avenue got a dose of Kardashian glam when Kim Kardashian paid the president a visit today.

Meanwhile Kim, 38, is now studying law and she has insisted she is very "serious" about it.

Kim Kardashian shakes hands with President Donald Trump during a second chance hiring and criminal justice reform event at the White House in, June 13, 2019.

The news came just a month after it was revealed that Kim had also offered to pay the rent of Matthew Charles, a former inmate who was released from prison after serving 20 years of his 35-year sentence for non-violent drug and weapon charges. You can hear her full announcement above.

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