Kim Kardashian Meets With Women Prisoners, Sets Sights on Reform

After her success in getting low-level drug offender Alice Marie Johnson released from her life sentence last month, Kim Kardashian promised she would continue her push to free other inmates.

TMZ reports that Kardashian met with prisoners at the California Institution for Women in Corona Friday afternoon after touring the grounds and living quarters.

Sources tell the gossip site that she is working on a program for women to help them adjust to life after prison.


Meanwhile, in an essay for Wealthsimple, Kardashian talks about how she’s made, saved and spent money.

Kardashian claims her parents never gave her a cent: "They never gave me money for rent or anything. Nothing. I always was working. I never asked people for money. That was never really my thing. I always just figured it out. The way that my parents taught me was, hey, when you’re 18, you’ve seen this lifestyle, I’m sure you’re going to want to upkeep it. If you’re going to want to live this way you’re going to have to get a job."

She admits that her notorious momager Kris Jenner definitely helped her build her empire: "My mom’s really smart, so I love to call her for advice all the time. I think it would be such a great book for her to write — a money book. Anytime I have a question, she'll say ‘Yes, that’s a good investment. No, don’t do that. Trust me, that’s stupid. Don’t do that.’ If I wanted to buy a car or a piece of jewelry or something, back in the day she would just be like, ‘No, it’s not worth it.’ She always tells me to buy real estate."

She and husband Kanye West hope to pass along the same money savvy to their three children by not giving them too much: "I worry about giving my kids too much. We don’t do gifts. They have to really earn it. But we talk about it all the time, about not getting too much and just trying to be as grounded and well rounded as possible."