1. SOUNDBITE (English) Donald Trump, U.S. President:
"Too often former inmates are not considered for jobs even if they're qualified, rehabilitated and ready to work. And that's why we're taking crucial steps to encourage business to expand: Second Chance hiring practices. So when we say higher American we mean all Americans know what's happening. First time probably ever.'
2. Wide, Trump introducing Kardashian West
3. SOUNDBITE (English) Kim Kardashian West, Reality star and activist:
"The amount of letters that I get with people just needing transportation to job interviews, to jobs. These people want to work. They want the best outcome. And I'm so happy to be here today, amongst people that want the same thing and that really believe in supporting their re-entry so I'm so happy to announce today that we have a ride-share partnership where formerly incarcerated people will be gifted gift cards so that they can get rides to and from job interviews to and from jobs, family members and that is so important so needed. And I just want to thank the president for really standing behind this issue and seeing the compassion that he's had for criminal justice, has been really remarkable. So, I just want to thank all of the organizations that are partnering with everything that's going on and really being supportive because it really does mean a lot to so many people that I've had the pleasure to speak to and I think the ultimate goal is 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 and the recidivism rate will be continue to just get lower. And so I'm just thankful to everyone here that's in support and so proud of this partnership with the ride share organization."
4. SOUNDBITE (English) Donald Trump, U.S. President:
"Thank you Kim. Thank you. I think she's pretty popular, huh? What do you think?. I can tell you this if she is your assistant (points to lawyers in audience) she's your assistant two lawyers. She's your assistant. She's the highest paid assistant in history. There's never been anything like it. Anyway thank you Kim, that was beautiful."
Reality star and activist Kim Kardashian West has returned to the White House to speak at an event promoting efforts to help those leaving prison return to the workforce.
Kardashian West, who has been advocating for criminal justice reform issues, spoke in the White House East Room at an event hosted by President Donald Trump promoting second chance hiring for former prison inmates.
Kardashian West announced a ride-share partnership where former prison inmates will be given gift cards for transportation.
"The amount of letters that I get with people just needing transportation to job interviews, to jobs, " she said. "These people want to work, they want the best outcome."
Kardashian West has been to the White House several times to discuss criminal justice reform issues and successfully lobbied President Donald Trump to pardon Alice Marie Johnson, who was serving life without parole for drug offenses.
White House officials have been working to make sure that prisoners released early because of the passage of the First Step Act have the tools and jobs they need to successfully adjust to life outside prison.
More than 1,000 federal inmates have had their sentences reduced because of the legislation, according to a recent report by the U.S. Sentencing Commission.