Kim Kardashian will meet with U.S. President Donald Trump on Wednesday (March 4, 2020) to discuss criminal justice reform accompanied by newly freed ex-prisoners.
The Keeping Up with the Kardashians star has been active in advocating for a reassessment of the current criminal justice system in the U.S., and notably worked on obtaining a commutation for Alice Johnson – a 63-year-old great-grandmother serving a life sentence for a first-time drug offense.
Johnson will attend the White House meeting alongside Kim and freed ex-prisoners Tynice Nichole Hall, Crystal Munoz, and Judith Negron.
The meeting comes after Trump announced a wave of commutations and pardons last month, including for former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich and former New York City police commissioner Bernard Kerik. He has also touted the First Step Act, which aims to improve rehabilitation programs for former prisoners.
Kim previously stated she wants her legal work to make a real difference in the world, especially as she raises her boys Saint, four, and nine-month-old Psalm with husband Kanye West.
“When you become a mum, you become so protective,” she explained in an interview on U.S. breakfast show Today last year.
“You want to, hopefully, make their world the most perfect place ever. And ours obviously isn’t. And I definitely see how, especially, like, black men, are treated in this country, still differently.”
The reality TV star will also be the subject of an upcoming Netflix documentary entitled Kim Kardashian West: The Justice Project, which is set to debut in April.