Kim Kardashian Returns to White House to Promote First Step Act

Reality star and activist Kim Kardashian West has returned to the White House to promote efforts to help those leaving prison return to the workforce. Kardashian West announced a ride-sharing program to help former prisoners get transportation

Kim Kardashian announces ride-sharing partnership for former inmates at White House event

Kim Kardashian shakes hands with President Donald Trump during a second chance hiring and criminal justice reform event at the White House in, June 13, 2019.

The Keeping Up With The Kardashians star then took the stage to announce a ride share partnership where former prisoners are given gift cards so that they can rides to and from interviews.

Jackson and Haney praised the legislation and said its effects will make a real difference for former offenders. I wanted to do the right thing. After visiting prisoners, Kim said, "My heart just completely opened up and I wanted to do more".

Kardashian West is now studying law and working as an assistant to two attorneys, with the goal of becoming a lawyer. Keeping up her track record of Very Good Suits, today's look included a strong-shouldered teal jacket with wide lapels.

Kardashian, 38, announced a joint-proposal with President Donald Trump to help give previously incarcerated inmates access to job interviews, according to a report published by CBS News. She successfully lobbied Trump to pardon Alice Marie Johnson, who was serving a life sentence without parole for a nonviolent drug offense.

Kardashian spoke after several men in prison spoke about how the program had helped them since getting out of prison.

It all happened as the reality TV star met with the US President at the White House. Eastern in the White House East Room.

Since that meeting, Kardashian West kept in touch with Jared Kushner who has led White House efforts on prison reform.

In another Instagram post, the mother of four wrote that she was "honored to be part of the announcement that the administration and the private sector are stepping up to create opportunities" for ex-cons. Trump has had a long-standing relationship with the Kardashian-Jenner family, and self-identifies as a friend of the late Robert Kardashian, father to Kim Kardashian and a member of O.J. Simpson's legal team. Shortly after Kardashian West's meeting with the president about Johnson, the president commuted the grandmother's sentence.

The news came just a month after it was revealed that Kim had also offered to pay the rent of Matthew Charles, a former inmate who was released from prison after serving 20 years of his 35-year sentence for non-violent drug and weapon charges.

Trump has embraced the efforts originally pushed by his son-in-law and senior adviser Jared Kushner to make changes to the criminal justice system, using them to highlight the low unemployment rate and paint himself as a president focused "on lifting up all Americans".

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