Report: Kim Kardashian Working To Free Clarksville Man Serving Life Sentence

Posted at 11:17 AM, Sep 05, 2018
and last updated 2018-09-05 17:53:52-04

Kim Kardashian West is reportedly trying to free a Clarksville man who is currently serving a life sentence for drug charges.  

CNN reports that the reality TV star appeared on the podcast "Wrongful Conviction" in an episode released Wednesday and shared that she is working on the case of Chris Young, who she said received life in prison on drug charges after receiving three strikes.

Young had prior convictions, Kardashian West said, for marijuana possession and marijuana with less than half a gram of cocaine possession that resulted in three strikes and a life sentence.

"Yesterday, I had a call with a gentleman that's in prison for a drug case -- got life," she said. "It's so unfair. He's 30 years old; he's been in for almost 10 years."

Montgomery County Sheriff's officials said Young's record consists of at least 10 arrest with one active warrant still on file. Charges included, but were not limited to, two counts of aggravated assault, two counts involving weapons charges and numerous drug charges. 

After Young's sentencing, US District Judge Kevin H. Sharp stepped down from the bench to return to private practice, and has publicly expressed his opposition to mandatory minimum sentences.  

Kardashian West said Young suffers from sickle cell anemia and has been in a medical facility receiving treatment, but he will soon be returned to a maximum security facility.

In June, Kardashian West was able to get President Donald Trump to commute the life sentence of Alice Marie Johnson, a first-time nonviolent drug offender who served 21 years in prison. Johnson, now 63, was convicted in 1996 of conspiracy to possess cocaine and attempted possession of cocaine and spent a third of her life in prison. 

*CNN contributed to this story.