David Jackson, USA TODAY
Printed 10: 30 p.m. ET March 3, 2020 | Up thus some distance 10: 31 p.m. ET March 3, 2020
Kim Kardashian West discusses criminal justice reform, her contemporary sequence “Kim Kardashian West: The Justice Though-provoking in” and practicing to turn correct into a attorney. (Jan. 21)
WASHINGTON – President Donald Trump will host Kim Kardashian West at the White Home on Wednesday to plot attention to criminal justice reform by plot of star energy and to fulfill three girls whose penal complex sentences he only recently commuted.
West has change into an point out for criminal justice disorders and has worked closely with the White Home on the verbalize. West’s discuss to modified into confirmed by two officials who spoke to USA TODAY on the placement of anonymity for the explanation that assembly has no longer but been made public.
West will likely be accompanied by newly freed ex-prisoners Tynice Nichole Hall, Crystal Munoz, and Judith Negron.
West is a chum of Ivanka Trump, who presented her to her husband and presidential senior adviser Jared Kushner. Collectively, they worked on acquiring a commutation for Alice Johnson, who in flip brought diversified cases to the White Home’s attention. Johnson will additionally wait on Wednesday’s assembly with Trump, Kardashian, and the three feeble inmates.
Kardashian, a businesswoman and fact tv star, spoke at a White Home event in June. She pushed for the commutation of Johnson’s penal complex sentence that Trump granted in 2018. For the time being, Johnson modified into a 63-year-extinct astronomical-grandmother serving a life sentence for a predominant drug offense.
Trump announced a wave of commutations and pardons final month, alongside side for feeble Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich and feeble Contemporary York Metropolis police commissioner Bernard Kerik. Trump has additionally in total touted the “First Step Act,” developed by Kushner and a bipartisan neighborhood of lawmakers, to enhance rehabilitation programs for feeble prisoners.
Trump signed that legislation in late 2018.
Hall of Texas served virtually 14 years of an 18-year sentence for permitting her apartment to be outdated to distribute medicines. Munoz, of Odessa, Texas, spent the past 12 years in penal complex after she modified into convicted for her role in a marijuana smuggling ring. Negron, the proprietor of a Miami-online page psychological health company, modified into sentenced in 2011 to 35 years in penal complex for orchestrating a $205 million Medicare fraud plot.
Contributing: John Fritze
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