Kim Kardashian West, Alice Marie Johnson vow to continue advocating for inmates

Sheila Mcguire
June 15, 2018

Johnson and the "Keeping Up With the Kardashians" star sat down with "Today" anchor Hoda Kotb for an interview that will air during the Thursday's edition of the NBC morning show.

"I believe she said, 'You can go home, '" Johnson said as she looked over at Kim, who gave her a smile and a nod. "I started reading everything that I could about her".

She first called Ivanka Trump and eventually secured a meeting with President Trump himself.

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Kardashian West says it was that video that compelled her to hire a legal team to help petition for Johnson's release. Why Kardashian advocated for Alice Johnson during her visit with President Trump and what you need to know about prison reform.

Kardashian West met with Trump last month to plead for a pardon for Alice Marie Johnson. "I think I have to live it out for her, for my family, for the supporters". A week later, Trump commuted Johnson's life sentence.

The KKW Beauty CEO first learned about Johnson's story in 2017 and declared it "unfair" in a tweet, she then chose to work on getting Johnson justice.

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"Ms. Johnson has accepted responsibility for her past behavior and has been a model prisoner over the past two decades", the White House said in a statement. So, she started to do her homework, gathering whichever magazines she could find to learn about the mogul. But Kardashian West didn't want to take too much credit for Johnson's release and acknowledged others who tried to help her over the years.

Trump wished Johnson a "wonderful life" in a tweet following her release. People were listening. I'm telling you, I was dancing, I was dancing, I was jumping, I was screaming. I have to walk my "thank you' out".

The mum-of-three showed Alice how to use the bunny filter and the more flattering floating heart filter on the app, explaining: 'Alice has never used filters before so I'm showing her the ropes.

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"It was so touching, it was all I could do to fight back the tears because when they hugged, embraced each other, it was so genuine".

"I hope this inspires more people to talk to the people in power", Kardashian said. "My life is completely intertwined forever with those were left behind".

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