After helping to get Alice Johnson released from prison, Kim Kardashian says she’s become deeply involved with criminal justice. And the reality-TV star says she’s already working with the White House to get another felon sprung.
In a lengthy appearance on Jason Flom’s “Wrongful Conviction” podcast — due to go live Wednesday and exclusively previewed by Page Six — Kardashian says that she’s been speaking with Chris Young, who was sentenced to life in prison for marijuana and cocaine possession after being arrested in 2010.
“Yesterday, I had a call with a gentleman that’s in prison for a drug case — got life. It’s so unfair. He’s 30 years old. He’s been in for almost 10 years,” she said.
Kardashian says that Young was sentenced to life without parole — for possession of marijuana and half a gram of cocaine — only because of mandatory-sentencing regulations.
She also says she’s spoken with former Tennessee Judge Kevin Sharp, who resigned because the law forced him to mete out such a harsh sentence.
“I was on the phone with the judge that sentenced him to life,” said the “Keeping Up With the Kardashians” star in the sit-down, “who resigned because he had never been on the side of having to do something so unfair, and now he is fighting [alongside] us to get [Young] out.”
Kardashian also said that she talks regularly with President Trump son-in-law and aide, Jared Kushner, whom she called “passionate” about changing sentencing laws.
In June, Kardashian convinced the president to pardon Johnson, who had been given a life sentence even though her only role in a drug deal was answering phones. She told Flom how — after hearing about Johnson’s plight online — she went about campaigning for Johnson’s release. “I figured Ivanka [Trump] would totally understand and feel the same thing that I felt. So, my first call was to Ivanka.”
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