In the summer of 2018, Kim Kardashian took a very unexpected meeting with President Trump. Kardashian met with the president to privately discuss prison reform — welcome to America? — and just a week later, on June 6, the White House announced it had granted clemency to Alice Marie Johnson.
Johnson was a 63-year-old who was sentenced to life in prison in 1997 on eight nonviolent drug-related charges. She was serving her 21st year behind bars at the time of her release, and many people credited Kardashian's frankly unanticipated chat with the president as the motivating factor for her early release.
It must've been at this point in time that Kardashian fully realized the extent of her influence, because she would later credit Johnson's early release as her inspiration to begin studying law. Kardashian is currently in her first year in a four-year apprenticeship at a San Francisco law firm, After she's finished that, she plans to take the California state bar exam in the year 2022 — if she passes that, she'll be an honest-to-God lawyer licensed to practice across the state.
Despite worldwide criticism about her law aspirations, Kardashian continues to study consistently and is even charging forward on her mission to exempt unfairly sentenced prisoners from lifelong sentences. This week, she and her attorney helped another person get an early release from prison, and you can catch all of the heartwarming details in the video below.