Thursday, 6 September 2018

Kim Kardashian Makes Another Visit to US Government To Free Another Prisoner

Kim Kardashian's work to get Alice Marie Johnson out of jail inspired her to help others, and she focused on the next criminal she hopes to release.

On Wednesday, Kardashian went to the White House for the second time to attend a listening session on prison reform and the pardon process, according to a White House statement.

The journey comes just a few hours after the interview of the Kardashian star on Jason Flom's unjustified punishment podcast, in which she tells about her new quest to help a prisoner named Chris Young.

During the interview, the reality star said she had spoken with Young, a 30-year-old Tennessee, sentenced to life in prison without a parole for 2010 due to mandatory convictions.

"Yesterday I called a man who is in jail for a drug case, I have had a life, it is so unfair, he is 30 years old, it is almost ten years ago," she said.

"Her previous condemnation to take her to three strikes was marijuana and then marijuana with less than half a gram of cocaine possession."

Kardashian continued: "I was on the phone with the judge who condemned him to life who resigned because he had never done anything so unfair," referring to former judge in Tennessee, Kevin Sharp.

"Now he fights with us to get out [the children] ... It was a compulsory punishment [Sharp] had to deliver, and he knew it was so wrong, and he said," I'm doing things right. I am retiring and I will fight to help him. "

Kardashian said that she was really "connected" with Young, who had a "perfect track record" in prison. She said she was afraid to be imprisoned in a prison with maximum security where violence is daily.

At another point in the interview, Kardashian referred to Cyntoia Brown, a trafficked person who was serving life-long imprisonment for murder and claimed she was reading about it. She also spoke about Kevin Cooper's case.

The passion of Kardashian for the reform of the prison is clearly shown in the one-hour interview.

She talks more about helping Johnson pardon in June and learning that there are "probably 3,000 Alices" - people who pay life-long prison sentences for non-violent drug charges. She says she did some research, including a visit to a Californian women's prison in July.

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