United States President Donald Trump on Thursday met reality television star Kim Kardashian West at the White House to discuss prison reform. Kardashian West is reported to have asked the president to pardon Alice Marie Johnson, a 63-year-old serving a life sentence for a first-time non-violent drug offence, reported The Guardian.
“I would like to thank President Trump for his time this afternoon,” the reality television star tweeted after the meeting. “It is our hope that the President will grant clemency to Ms Alice Marie Johnson...”
Trump’s senior adviser Jared Kushner was among the officials who attended the meeting. Prison reform has been one of Kushner’s key agenda. Earlier this month, the House Judiciary Committee approved
the First Step Act, which will expand programmes for prisoners and allow for more home confinement, reported CNN.
In August, Trump pardoned Arizona Sheriff Joe Arpaio, a Trump supporter who was convicted of violating a court order to halt traffic patrols targeting immigrants, reported Reuters.
Kardashian West’s husband, rapper Kanye West, drew criticism last month for a tweet supporting Trump. He also posted a photo of him wearing a cap with Trump’s campaign slogan “Make America Great Again”.