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Kim Kardashian may be set for White House return

Wednesday - 05/09/2018 16:50
REALITY star-turned-activist Kim Kardashian is at the White House again in an attempt to get another prisoner sentenced to life released from jail.
 
US President Donald Trump and Kim Kardashian at the White House. Picture: InstagramSource:Supplied
US President Donald Trump and Kim Kardashian at the White House. Picture: InstagramSource:Supplied

AFTER helping to get grandmother Alice Johnson released from prison, Kim Kardashian says she’s become deeply involved with criminal justice. And the reality-TV star is reportedly at the White House participating in a criminal justice reform panel with Jared Kushner.

In a lengthy appearance on Jason Flom’s Wrongful Conviction podcast — due to go live today and exclusively previewed by the New York Post — 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.

Alice Johnson meets Kim Kardashian West. Picture: Today
Alice Johnson meets Kim Kardashian West. Picture: TodaySource:Supplied

“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.

Kim Kardashian has set her sights on getting Chris Young released from jail, Picture: Supplied
Kim Kardashian has set her sights on getting Chris Young released from jail, Picture: SuppliedSource:Supplied

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.”

US President Donald Trump and Kim Kardashian at the White House. Picture: Instagram
US President Donald Trump and Kim Kardashian at the White House. Picture: InstagramSource:Supplied

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.

Jared Kushner and Ivanka Trump. Picture: Supplied
Jared Kushner and Ivanka Trump. Picture: SuppliedSource:Supplied

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.”

This article originally appeared in the New York Post and is republished here with permission

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