Yesterday, Kim Kardashian stepped into The Oval Office for a meeting with President Trump. Kim was there to seek justice for Alice Mary Johnson, who's been in prison for 20 years for committing a non-violent drug offence.
Kim's been helping Ms. Johnson since last year, and the case is very close to her heart. She took to Twitter last night to share the progress.
"I would like to thank President Trump for his time this afternoon," Kim said, "It is our hope that the President will grant clemency to Ms. Alice Marie Johnson who is serving a life sentence for a first-time, non-violent drug offence."
She tweeted again moments later saying, "We are optimistic about Ms. Johnson's future and hopeful that she - and so many like her - will get a second chance at life."
But, President Trump was more reluctant to go into specifics about Ms. Johnson's case in his meeting with Kim.
I would like to thank President Trump for his time this afternoon. It is our hope that the President will grant clemency to Ms. Alice Marie Johnson who is serving a life sentence for a first-time, non-violent drug offense.— Kim Kardashian West (@KimKardashian) May 31, 2018
He shared a single photo of Kim standing beside him at his desk, along with a short message - "Great meeting with @KimKardashian today, talked about prison reform and sentencing."
This morning, Kim shared a letter she received from Ms. Johnson expressing her gratitude. "Ms. Kardashian you are literally helping to save my life and restore me to my family," she writes, "I believe that history will record that Kim Kardashian had the courage to take a stand against human warehousing and was a key figure in the meaningful criminal justice reform becoming a reality."
At the end of the letter, Ms. Johnson wrote "THE BATTLE IS ON!!!" We're sure that Kim will be on the frontline of the battle.