"It's scary when you have a minor drug charge but then you get life and you're stuck in this insane maximum-security prison with murderers and people [like that]", the 37-year-old reality star continued.
Kardashian, a mainstay of the gossip pages, told the "Wrongful Conviction" podcast on Tuesday the case caught her attention.
Kim also revealed that she is now in regular contact with President Trump's son-in-law Jared Kushner as he too is "passionate" about changing the United States sentencing laws.
Deputy Press Hogan Gidley said: "Today at the White House, members of the Administration are hosting a listening session about the clemency process".
Her cause is prison reform ... and she's also championing the case of Chris Young, who is serving a life sentence in Tennessee for cocaine and marijuana possession. "He's been in for nearly 10 years", she said.
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Kardashian visited the White House at the end of May to request a pardon for Alice Marie Johnson.
"It's so unfair. He's 30 years old". "I get stacks of letters daily that inmates write me, so I love to read them and go through them and hear their stories".
According to reports, Young received his life sentence in 2014 as a result of having two prior drug-dealing convictions. "And if you're near that you can get in trouble so easily, '" she said. He does, however, say that mandatory minimum sentences were at the heart of his decision and regrets Young's sentence. Prosecutors say he was buying cocaine or crack from a major drug supplier at a gas station in December 2010.
The White House guest list included Kim Kardashian West; she is married to rap singer and record producer Kanye West.
On Twitter, Kardashian suggested there were many more where Ms. Johnson came from. "Drugs, $10,000, and a gun were found in the man's vehicle".