Kim Kardashian West took her talents to the United States’ capitol Wednesday.
President Donald Trump hosted the aspiring lawyer and met with three women whose prison sentences he recently commuted at the White House to draw attention to criminal justice reform.
West was accompanied by newly freed Tynice Nichole Hall, Crystal Munoz and Judith Negron, as well as Alice Johnson – a woman who was serving a life sentence for cocaine trafficking until Trump granted her clemency in 2018 after hearing a plea from the reality star.
The businesswoman tweeted about her visit, sharing the stories of the women who were previously incarcerated. She added they were at the White House to bring “light to these women and discuss more change that our justice system desperately needs.”
“President Trump commuted the sentences of three really deserving women. I didn’t hear much about it in the news so I wanted to share with you their stores! I have the pleasure of spending the day with these women today along with @AliceMarieFree who helped to pick these women,” she tweeted Wednesday morning.
The “Keeping Up with the Kardashians” star went on to share photos of the women along with the reasons why they were in prison.
“Crystal Munoz was sentenced to 20 years in prison for conspiracy to posses & distribute marijuana. She left behind a five month old baby & was pregnant. Crystal was shackled by prison guards during the birth of her second daughter,” she wrote.
West shared that Negron was sentenced to 35 years in prison for conspiracy to commit health care fraud.
“After trial she received the longest sentence ever given to a female for a white collar crime. A mother, she left behind two young sons,” she tweeted. “This was Judith’s first ever offense.”
West wrote that Hall was also sentenced to 35 years in prison for a first time nonviolent offense.
“Her boyfriend at the time used her house for his illegal drug activities. She was only 22 years old when she went to prison and left behind a 3 year old son,” she tweeted.
West went on to thank Johnson for helping bring the stories of these three women to the spotlight.
This isn’t the reality star’s first time tackling criminal justice reform.
Kim Kardashian West explains her ‘Justice Project,’ law school: I’m not doing it for publicity
After championing Johnson’s case, West has spoken out about the issue, which has culminated in her new Oxygen documentary (April 5, 7 ET/PT), “Kim Kardashian West: The Justice Project.”
“It can be exhausting, frustrating, but I know that we can make a difference, and so all the criticism in the world will not deter me from what I want to do,” West told reporters at the Television Critics Association in January.
“I’m very used to criticism so nothing really fazes me. I’m one of those not-human souls that can really deal with it. However I really genuinely just stay focused on cases and people and am extremely compassionate.
“No, I’m not doing it for publicity,” she continued. “I really do and care and spend 20 hours a week away from my family and my kids (for this).”
The star is spending those hours away from her family pursuing a law career.
West said becoming a mother inspired her to start working on criminal justice reform.
“I’m raising four black children that could face a situation like any of the people that I help,” she said. “Just to know I can make a difference in my children’s lives and (others) by helping fix a broken system, that’s so motivating for me.”
Contributing: Kelly Lawler
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