Kim Kardashian Returned to the White House to Discuss Prison Reform

Kim Kardashian Returned to the White House to Discuss Prison Reform

Kim Kardashian West says she's "fighting" to free a prisoner who was sentenced to life for drug possession.

"It's so unfair. He's 30 years old".

"It's so unfair", she said, according to Page Six, who received an advanced version of the podcast.

Per the site, Kardashian said Young was sentenced to life in prison without parole for possession of marijuana and half a gram of cocaine following his arrest in 2010 because of mandatory-sentencing regulations.

Kushner has been an advocate of prison and sentencing reform, championing a compromise bill crafted in the Senate.

"It's scary when you have a minor drug charge but then you get life and you're stuck in this insane maximum-security prison with murderers and people [like that]", the 37-year-old reality star continued.

Kardashian also said she's in regular contact with President Trump's son-in-law, Jared Kushner, who counts prison reform as one of his tasks as a senior adviser at the White House.

After Trump granted clemency to Johnson and she was released on June 6 after serving 22 years.

Kardashian visited the White House at the end of May to request a pardon for Alice Marie Johnson.

"I write to offer my full support to the clemency petition filed on behalf of Chris Young, an extraordinary young man for whom executive clemency would offer not only a second chance at life but in many ways a first", Sharp wrote.

Kardashian spoke about her intentions during the Wrongful Conviction podcast with Jason Flom.

While President Trump has previously demonstrated a willingness to use his power to pardon and commute sentences, the White House is also engaged in an effort to pass prison reform legislation on Capitol Hill. "I get stacks of letters daily that inmates write me, so I love to read them and go through them and hear their stories". "I mean, I already knew just by talking to you on the phone and just seeing you in videos, but I mean, you are everything and more than I ever thought".

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