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UPDATED 6/17, 10:20 a.m. ET: Sources with knowledge of Kim's partnership deal with Lyft have told TMZ that as part of the initiative, the rideshare company is allocating resources to help up to 5,000 soon to be released inmates secure job interviews. The outlet reports that the largest group of prisoners awaiting release will be granted their freedom on July 19.
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Kim Kardashian returned to the White House on Thursday to announce a partnership with Lyft that will help provide former prisoners with gift cards which can be used to help get them to and from job interviews, work, etc. "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," Kardashian said, per THR.
Kardashian's announcement of the ride-sharing partnership is the latest move in her ongoing criminal justice reform efforts. Back in June, Donald Trump granted clemency to Alice Marie Johnson, who had been behind bars since 1996 as part of her life sentence for her involvement in a Memphis-based cocaine trafficking organization, after meeting with Kim.
Kardashian revealed in the May cover of Vogue that she has been studying to be a lawyer under bipartisan criminal justice reform group #cut50 attorneys Jessica Jackson and Erin Haney. Her efforts have led to the release of 17 people over the last 90 days.
Trump, who attended the East Room event, called himself a fan of Kardashian's advocacy, eloquently saying, "I guess she's pretty popular."