The Keeping Up With The Kardashians star is hoping to help 30-year-old Chris Young after he was sentenced to life in prison for marijuana and cocaine possession after being arrested in 2010; Kim believes it was an "unfair" harsh sentence. Young, who is now 30, has already served just under 10 years.
Kardashian West says she's been in touch with a former judge in Tennessee who resigned over issues with minimum sentencing requirements, and added that she speaks regularly with White House senior adviser Jared KushnerJared Corey KushnerTrump praises Arizona governor's pick of Jon Kyl to succeed McCain Trump biographer certain president is upset by attention for McCain Graham: Ivanka Trump's "very nice" comments about McCain "not unnoticed by the family" MORE.
According to multiple sources, Kardashian visited the White House on Wednesday morning to discuss prison reform and fight for another non-violent conviction to be overturned. "We have to change the laws", the reality star said in a statement. Why Kardashian advocated for Alice Johnson during her visit with President Trump and what you need to know about prison reform.
According to reports, Kim is meeting with the head of state to rally behind a 30-year prisoner now serving a life sentence.More news: Kavanaugh defends his net neutrality dissent in Senate hearing
Kardashian expressed her gratitude to the president at the time in a tweet which read, "Best news ever!"
Days later, the White House said Trump had commuted Johnson´s sentence.
She appeared on a podcast Wednesday, "Wrongful Conviction", and talked about another prisoner who has attracted her attention.
In prison, Chris is said to study in his free time and read as much as he can. He was saying, 'I can stay out of trouble in here, but going in there there's stabbings, there's this.
"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.