Things We Saw Today: Kim Kardashian West to Visit White House to Plead for Clemency for Alabama Inmate Alice Marie Johnson
Happy Birthday Alice Marie Johnson. Today is for you 🙏🏼✨
— Kim Kardashian West (@KimKardashian) May 30, 2018
63-year-old Alice Marie Johnson is currently serving a life sentence without parole at the Aliceville Correctional Institution in Alabama … for a nonviolent drug conspiracy charge. Now in the 21st year of her sentence, the only chance she has at ever seeing the outside world again is clemency from a sitting president.
Kim Kardashian West has been following and publicizing the case for years, and is finally going to the White House today along with her attorney, Shawn Chapman Holley, to meet with the president and fight for not only Johnson’s release, but that of several other nonviolent offenders serving life sentences in U.S. prisons. While this meeting isn’t going to single-handedly bring about prison reform, it could mean a lot to several people serving outlandish sentences that do not fit the crimes with which they were charged. (via Newsweek)
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- Fantasy podcast Archive 81‘s Marc Sollinger reveals how he uses sound to tell an unforgettable fantasy story. (via The Portalist)
- Pajiba shines a spotlight on exactly what attitudes Kardashian will be going up against when attempting to talk to the White House about prison reform and Alice Marie Johnson.
- Hailee Steinfeld will be playing Emily Dickinson in an upcoming … comedy project for Apple TV? Because Dickinson was a notorious laugh riot. (?) (via TVLine)
- Image Comics is releasing a comics anthology called Where We Live, featuring creators like Mike Allred, Brian Michael Bendis, Ivan Brandon, Kurt Busiek, Amy Chu, Kelly Sue DeConnick, Neil Gaiman, to benefit the survivors and families of the victims of the Las Vegas shooting.
- Check out this awesome alternate version of Childish Gambino’s “This is America” called “This is Nigeria” by Nigerian artist, Falz:
See, Nicole Arbour? This is how you do that. (via The Huffington Post)
What have you seen out there today?
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