Kim Kardashian Says She Assisted In The Release Of 34 People From Jail
In her recent chat with Lisa Wilkinson on 'The Sunday Project', Kim Kardashian West spoke about her recent efforts with prison reform.
During the interview, Lisa asked Kim about the response to her work as she studies to become a criminal justice lawyer.
Most notably, Kim became involved in the case of Alice Marie Johnson who received a life sentence for a first-time drug offence. Kim arranged to have meetings with US President Donald Trump to discuss prison reform, and became instrumental not only in orchestrating Alice's release from jail but also in pushing the First Step Act.
Asking if Kim had been "inundated" with requests from those wanting her help with appeals, the 'Keeping Up With The Kardashians' star told Lisa she had helped over 30 people so far.
"I think it's 34 people now that I have helped now release," she said adding that in some cases it may just be a matter of not having the funds to assist with an appeal.
"I would [provide the funds]," Kim told Lisa in those cases, "that's an easy way to help with a specific situation."
In some cases, Kim says more in-depth work is needed to help, like lobbying or calling President Trump, but she doesn't have him on speed dial... just yet.
"I have a good relationship with the White House," Kim told Lisa, "they've been extremely helpful in prison reform and justice reform.
"That's been an amazing transformation seeing that maybe at the beginning of the presidency maybe wasn't so open to the idea of any prison reform," Kim said of the Trump Administration, "and completely changing and meeting a lot of amazing people along the way and having a change of heart has been a beautiful journey for me to watch."
While she and husband Kanye West have had an interesting relationship with the Trump Administration -- something Kanye has received a lot of flack about over the last few years -- there's also the question of Kanye's repeated mentions of his own presidential aspirations.
When asked if she believes he's serious about running for president in 2020, Kim told Lisa:
"You would have to ask [Kanye], I'm not sure. If he says it, I would believe it."
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