Kim Kardashian West has tried to show how much she cares for the oppressed recently and she is not about to stop.
The mother of three was a recent guest on Jason Flom’s Wrongful Conviction podcast and she discussed the Alice Marie Johnson story and how President Trump granted her clemency after their spring meeting at the White House.
Kim Kardashian Wrote on her app on Wednesday ” I was introduced to Jason after a recent prison visit. I’d heard such amazing things about him, and his fight for justice and prison reform, He’s fought very hard to get clemency for so many people. I was honored to be able to talk to Jason for his podcast and to discuss issues that we’re both extremely passionate about.”
Kim shared a few things she’s working on as regards helping wrongly convicted people and she talked about how she’s fighting to free 30year-old Chris Young.
“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,” the keeping up with the Kardashian star said. “His prior conviction to get him to his three strikes was marijuana and then marijuana with less than half a gram of cocaine possession…got life. I was on the phone with the judge that sentenced him to life, who resigned because he had never been on the side of having to do something so unfair. And now he is fighting with us to help get him out.”
Kim mentioned that the Judge who sentenced Chris Young has stepped down and is willing to help exonerate him. “It was a mandatory sentence that he had to delivery and he knew it was so wrong,” Kim explained. “And he was like, ‘I’m gonna make this right, I’m gonna step down and I’m gonna help to fight to get him out.’ And I spoke to him on the phone from prison and it was just a really crazy…there’s so many people like him.”
“I do talk to the White House often on this subject, with Jared Kushner, and he is really passionate about changing some of these laws and getting a lot of bills passed and hopefully some things will get passed,” Kardashian shared. “I’m hopeful.”
Talking about how far she thought she could go with Alice’s case, Kim said “I truthfully did not think I was gonna get that far,” Talking about how she discovered Alice’s case on social media and how all she wanted to do was try to help her. “I had to do it, yeah, it was just a feeling.”
And ever since Alice, Kim has been receiving letters from prisoners “I don’t read books anymore, I read letters,” she said. “I get stacks of letters daily that inmates write me, so I love to read them and go through them and hear their stories.”
After Kim visited the White house again on Wednesday to attend a listening session about the clemency process, she posted “It started with Ms. Alice, but looking at her and seeing the faces and learning the stories of the men and women I’ve met inside prisons I knew I couldn’t stop at just one, It’s time for REAL systemic change.”