After her success with the case of Alice Marie Johnson, Kim Kardashian has taken up another convicted felon’s case: 30-year-old Chris Young.
Kardashian revealed the details during an appearance on Jason Flom’s Wrongful Conviction podcast. The episode with her has not been released yet but Page Six released some exclusive details. Kardashian is now advocating the case of Young, who was sent to prison for marijuana and cocaine possession after being arrested in 2010.
She said, “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.”
Young was sentenced for life without parole because of mandatory-sentencing regulations, and to advocate for him Kardashian has enlisted the help former Tennessee judge Kevin Sharp who was the one that sentenced Young. Sharp resigned in protest over the harsh sentence.
Kardashian explained, “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 she regularly talks to Jared Kushner, President Trump’s son in law, who was instrumental in her obtaining a meeting with President Trump which ultimately led to the release of 68-year-old Alice Marie Johnson.
The podcast is due to go live later on Wednesday.
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