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Kanye West Donates $1 Million to Criminal Justice Reform for Kim Kardashian’s Birthday

Kim Kardashian turned 39 years old on Monday, Oct. 21, and her husband Kanye West gave her a gift that could be considered pretty inventive, not to mention thoughtful.

According to Kardashian, the “Life of Pablo” creator donated a seven-figure amount to the criminal justice organizations Cut 50, Buried Alive Project, Equal Justice Initiative and Anti-Recidivism Coalition, which the reality star and businesswoman mentioned on Instagram.

“I got amazing gifts from my whole family and Kanye for me the most amazing bags,” she wrote on Monday. “But he also donated $1 million to my favorite charities that work so hard on prison reform on my behalf from him and the kids. This makes my heart so happy!”

Kardashian has been working in the area of prison reform since at least last year, and in September of 2018 she met with President Donald Trump to talk about freeing Chris Young, a Tennessee man, who in 2014 was sentenced to life in prison on drug charges.

And in June of last year, Kardashian helped to free Alice Marie Johnson after meeting one month previously with Trump about her sentence. In 1996 Johnson was sentenced to life in prison on drug trafficking charges, as well as money laundering.

Kardashian has also been credited for getting Trump to sign the First Step Act last year, a law that helps people with lengthy federal prison sentences and nonviolent charges apply for early release.

Earlier this year, when Kardashian stopped by the “Tonight Show With Jimmy Fallon,” she talked about finding employment for those leaving prison.

“I would love to hire formerly incarcerated people,” she said. “And I would love to spread that message that other companies and big companies can do that too.”

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