Reality TV star and entrepreneur Kim Kardashian-West returned to the White House to voice support for a prison reform programme.
She went on to explain that she is partnering with a ride-share program to ensure former inmates have ways to get to job interviews and meetings in order to break the cycle of recidivism.
"I am heading to the White House to speak at the Second Chance Hiring and Re-entry event".
"When former inmates come home the single most important action we can take is to help them find a really really good job, where they love the job and they're making a lot of money", Trump added.More news: Pakistan To Open Its Airspace For PM Modi's Flight To Bishkek: Minister
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The White House has since been working with various companies, advocacy groups and federal agencies to try to give prisoners released early the tools and jobs they need to successfully adjust to life outside prison so they don't wind up behind bars again. "And I believe they have been pushed a bit by Kim Kardashian", President Trump said. "So, I started studying law", she continued. Trump signed the sweeping criminal justice reform bill into law a year ago.
"I just wanted to thank the president for standing behind this issue", she said, turning toward Trump who was looking on beside her.
As the event began, Kardashian West had a front row seat at the East Room event, sitting in between the president's daughter and senior adviser, Ivanka Trump, and her husband, senior adviser Jared Kushner.
Johnson was sentenced to life in prison in 1997 for committing a first-time nonviolent drug crime in Memphis. "I just felt like the system could be so different, and I wanted to fight to fix it, and if I knew more, I could do more", she told Vogue about her motivations, adding that her experience in the White House with people experienced in law helped her realize she needed to know more.