The degree to which Ms. Kardashian West's interest in the overhaul of the criminal justice system expands beyond Ms. Johnson's case is unclear.
While convincing Kushner's father-in-law to support Johnson may not be so easy, Kardashian does have history on her side. She was one of the first celebrities to speak on Brown's case and even enlisted her own attorney, Shawn Holley, to assist in Brown's case. Kardashian West has been advocating for the release of Alice Marie Johnson, a 63-year-old woman serving a life sentence for a non-violent drug offense without the possibility of parole.
After the meeting, Mrs. Kardashian West said in a statement relayed through her publicist that she was hopeful Mr. Trump would eventually grant Ms. Johnson clemency.
"This would be the greatest birthday gift for her", explained Brittany Barnett, a member of Johnson's legal team.
Johnson previously appealed to the Obama administration for her clemency three times, but was denied every time. There are no words to strong enough to express my deep and heartfelt gratitude.
"Kim is truly my war angel who will stop at nothing or leave no stone unturned to bring me home", Johnson said in the email.
Today's edition of the paper came with the headline, "The Other Big Ass Summit" and "Trump Meets Rump", along with a subhead exclaiming, "Kim Thong Un pitches prez on prison reform". He's lobbied for the First Step Act, a bipartisan bill that helps inmates transition back into society more smoothly with job training and drug treatment programs.
According to some reports, rapper Meek Mill was also set to attend the summit, but ultimately canceled his visit due to public pressure. She's reportedly interested in wide prison reform; she's also seeking to free Cyntoia Brown, who was sentenced to 60 years for killing a man who she says was soliciting her for sex when she was 16 and forced into prostitution.