Yesterday, Kim Kardashian met with Donald Trump at the White House to discuss criminal justice reform - probably not a sentence anyone thought they'd ever read, but these are the times we're living in.
Many on social media have been critical of Mrs Kardashian West's unlikely role as a prison reform advocate and say there are thousands of cases that deserve closer examination.
Following the meeting, Mr Trump tweeted a picture of the pair inside the Oval Office.
Kardashian West has urged the president to pardon Alice Marie Johnson, 63, who is serving a life sentence without parole for a nonviolent drug offence. So far, Johnson has spent more than 20 years in federal prison. TMZ reported that Kardashian West and her attorney, Shawn Chapman Holley, scheduled today's meeting to request Johnson's sentence be commuted along with several other nonviolent offenders serving life sentences in USA prisons.
Although he wasn't present at the meeting, husband Kanye West has recently voiced his admiration for President Trump, tweeting a photo of his signed Make America Great Again hat as well as a message saying, "the mob can't make me not love him". "To me, the prison reform thing is so dear and near to me, right?" When I spoke with Attorney Shawn Holley and she disclosed the name of my benefactor, I had to take time to process and digest the news that you were the one she had been alluding to.
The New York Post was hoping for a few laughs when they released their new cover featuring Kim Kardashian and Donald Trump, but the women of "The View" were hard pressed to see the humor in it on Thursday.
Ms. Barnett, who has served as a member of Ms. Johnson's legal team since November, said that Ms. Kardashian West and Ms. Johnson have spoken over the phone but have never met in person. Trump has the power to decide whether or not to pardon Johnson, but there has been no indicated yet as to what he will do. "We are optimistic about Ms. Johnson's future and hopeful that she -and so many like her-will get a second chance at life". Today is for you ✨.
In a 2016 op-ed for CNN, Johnson wrote: "I want this part to be clear: I acknowledge that I have done wrong".
The meeting with Trump, which was initially reported by @VanityFair, marks the culmination of months of @KimKardashian West's behind-the-scenes efforts to free #AliceMarieJohnson. "I made some bad choices which have not only affected my life, but have impacted my entire family", she said in a February 2017 letter in the court record.