Kim Kardashian West's 'transformative' prison reform work
The 'Keeping Up with the Kardashians' star met with President Donald Trump on Wednesday to discuss prison reform as part of her ongoing push to free prisoners serving draconian sentences.
LONDON - Kim Kardashian West's work on prison reform has been praised as "transformative" by activist Jason Flom.
The Keeping Up with the Kardashians star met with President Donald Trump on Wednesday to discuss prison reform as part of her ongoing push to free prisoners serving draconian sentences, and her actions have now been hailed by Flom - who has worked on prison reform for 25 years - as "amazing".
He told TMZ: "It's just amazing, you know? The fact that she is using her voice, her platform, her power, for something that is so transformative, it's great to see. For those of us who have been doing this work for ... well, I've been at it for 25 years, and it feels like we're at a tipping point, and people like Kim and Jay-Z and others who are lending their celebrity and their power to this cause could really make a serious difference. And she is."
Kardashian West, 37, previously helped free imprisoned grandmother Alice Marie Johnson, and is now working on the case of 30-year-old Chris Young, who is serving a life sentence in Tennessee for cocaine and weed possession.
The brunette beauty previously spoke of took great pride in her work helping Johnson, and has urged for more people with a platform to do the same.
Kardashian West - who has North, five, Saint, two, and Chicago, seven months, with her husband Kanye West - said: "I honestly saw that if I could use my platform just to do something for one person, that it opens the conversation for so much more and for other people to want to do the same thing. If more people would just put their personal feelings aside and talk about really important issues that have to be discussed, then so much more can get done."