Saturday, 15 June 2019

Kim Kardashian starts new project to help former prisoners get jobs

American reality TV star, Kim Kardashian, has announced a new partnership with Lyft, a ride-sharing service, to benefit former prisoners.

Kardashian made the announcement when she returned to the White House on Thursday, where she discussed her passion project, criminal justice reform, with President Donald Trump.

“Everyone wants the community to be safe, and the more opportunity we have and that they have and the support that we help give them, the safer everyone will be,” Kim said.

The reality star was instrumental in the clemency granted to Alice Marie Johnson, who was serving life sentence for her involvement in drug trafficking in 2018, and since then, she’s helped commute or vacate the sentences of dozens of prisoners.

She’s currently studying to become a lawyer, so she can do more.

Tweeting after her White House visit, Kim said:
"Since the passage of the First Step Act in December, I’ve been speaking with people coming home from prison and learning about the challenges they are facing.

"While I have been able to offer support to some of the individuals I have met, the obstacles to success are an everyday struggle for thousands and more needs to be done.

"Today, I’m honored to be a part of the announcement that the administration and the private sector are stepping up to create opportunities for these men and women to succeed once home."
Watch her speak at the White House below:

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