Kardashian has been a consistent advocate for prison reform since taking up the case of Alice Marie Johnson, a 63-year-old grandmother who was sentenced to life for a nonviolent drug offense. Kardashian succeeded in helping to persuade fellow reality-TV alum, President Trump, to grant Johnson clemency last June, and has been on a roll ever since.
The “Keeping Up With the Kardashians” star was involved in the case of Cyntoia Brown, who was recently granted clemency by the state of Tennessee. Along with political commentator Van Jones and White House senior adviser Jared Kushner, Kardashian also helped lobby for the First Step Act, which plans to reduce federally mandated minimum prison sentences. The bill was overwhelmingly passed by the Senate in December.
“If Kim Kardashian had not gone to the White House and talked to Donald Trump, we would not have passed this bill,” Jones told TMZ at the time.