Kim Kardashian stated she’s working to tackle extra circumstances involving harsh jail sentences, however desires to take it a step additional by using former inmates in her companies.
Talking on NBC’s “Tonight Present with Jimmy Fallon,” the truth TV star recalled her high-profile marketing campaign to have President Trump commute the life sentence of Alice Marie Johnson, who was convicted of a first-time nonviolent drug offense.
“I used to be actually simply on my telephone and somebody that I observe on Twitter should’ve reposted a information story and I noticed it,” she informed Fallon on Thursday. “I at all times say that Alice’s story got here to me and I simply felt one thing inside me that if I had the ability to assist I used to be going to attempt.”
The mom of three stated she is working to have extra harsh sentences re-evaluated underneath Trump’s First Act Invoice however stated her new focus is hiring former inmates.
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“I believe there’s such a stigma on folks hiring previously incarcerated folks,” she stated. “There’s so many individuals which can be incarcerated for all times for homicide that perhaps they have been simply subsequent to somebody they usually have been a gaggle of individuals and a battle broke out and any individual sadly died however they did not even hit the individual, did not also have a weapon and have been serving life.”
Kardashian, who’s married to rapper Kanye West, stated that if the judicial system has determined to provide folks in these conditions “a second likelihood at life,” then so ought to employers.
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“I might love to rent previously incarcerated folks. And I believe I might like to unfold that message that different corporations and massive corporations can do this, too.”
Kardashian stated she is working to have extra folks launched, as with the Johnson case.
That 63-year-old grandmother’s sentence was commuted in June after she served practically 22 years. She was invited by Trump to attend this week’s State of the Union deal with.
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“Seeing her on the State of the Union was simply such a message of hope as a result of there are such a lot of folks like her that actually deserve that — and I used to be simply so proud to see her,” Kardashian stated.