FOLLOWING her successful lobbying of Donald Trump earlier this year, Kim Kardashian West returned to the White House today for another high-level meeting to ask for a pardon.
The reality television star sat down with Ivanka Trump and her husband Jared Kushner, for a discussion about prison reform and a case that caught her eye.
Ms Trump is one of her father’s most trusted ears, while Mr Kushner leads the administration’s criminal justice focus.
Three months ago, Ms Kardashian West met with the president in the Oval Office to petition for a pardon for Alice Marie Johnson, a 63-year-old grandmother who had spent two decades behind bars on drug charges.
A week later, Mr Trump granted the pardon. Now, it seems the Keeping Up With The Kardashians star is keen to bring attention to another case.
“It started with Ms Alice, but looking at her and seeing the faces and learning the stories of the men and women I’ve met inside prisons I knew I couldn’t stop at just one,” Ms Kardashian West tweeted today. “It’s time for REAL systemic change.”
Chris Young was sent to prison on nonviolent drug charges when he was 22, receiving a life sentence.
Appearing on the Wrongful Conviction podcast earlier this week, Ms Kardashian West said the case was shocking and she wanted to fight for his release.
“It’s so unfair. He’s 30 years old. He’s been in for almost 10 years,” she said.
The reaction on social media to her latest political lobbying was mostly positive, with some fans drawing comparisons to her late father Robert Kardashian, a high-profile lawyer.
Although some critics said Ms Kardashian West could have done more to lobby Mr Trump about the detention of immigrant children, separated from their parents in camps.
Mr Trump did not appear at today’s meeting but the presence of his daughter and son-in-law suggest the administration considered the visit an important one.
White House deputy press secretary issues a statement saying the group discussed ways to overhaul sentencing practices for petty, nonviolent drug charges.
“The discussion is mainly focused on ways to improve that process to ensure deserving cases receive a fair review,” Mr Gidley said in a statement.