Kim Kardashian is visiting the White House for the second time this year, and once again she’s working to free prisoners of nonviolent crimes.
The Keeping Up With the Kardashians star just revealed on the Wrongful Conviction podcast that she’s going to talk to President Donald Trump about the case of Chris Young, a Tennessee man who was been sentenced to life in prison.
Chris was convicted in 2010 for possession of marijuana and cocaine. He also has a short rap sheet of previous crimes, but despite the small and nonviolent criminal record, Judge Kevin Sharp sentenced Chris to life in prison.
Kim is arguing that the punishment doesn’t fit the crime. “It’s scary when you have a minor drug charge,” she explained on the podcast, “but then you get life and you’re stuck in this crazy maximum security prison with murderers and people [like that]. It’s a completely different environment than the environment that he’s so used to.”
If you’re thinking that Kim’s not the ideal choice to argue on behalf of a criminal, you should know that Judge Sharp has also changed his mind on the case, saying last year that, “If there was any way I could have not given him life in prison, I would have done it. What they did was wrong, they deserved some time in prison, but not life.” The judge has also written President Trump in the hopes of commuting Chris’ sentence.
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