KEY POINTS

  • Kim Kardashian thanked the people who helped her lobby the case of Chris Young
  • Young received clemency from former President Donald Trump
  • Kardashian previously asked for Trump's help regarding Brandon Bernard's case
  • The call for commutation failed and Bernard was executed last December

Criminal justice reform lobbyist Kim Kardashian on Sunday did a victory jig on Instagram as she shared the coming home pictures of Chris Young, a Clarksville man who has been granted clemency following the reality star's long and arduous campaign to free him.

"Wow My heart is so full [sic]," the "Keeping Up With The Kardashians" star said after announcing Young's release on her Instagram story. "It brings tears to my eyes to see Judge Sharp welcome him [Young] home."

The reality star had been advocating for Young since 2018 and played a major role in bringing the case to the attention of then-President Donald Trump. Before exiting the White House, Trump reportedly granted clemency to Young.

Young was welcomed home at the airport by former federal judge Kevin Sharp. Interestingly, it was Sharp who handed him a life sentence following his third drug-related conviction, according to News Channel 5.

The verdict was as per the federal three-strikes law, which says that a third conviction means an automatic life sentence. Young's first and second drug-related convictions were when he was 18 and 19 years old.

But according to Kardashian, Sharp was just "forced to sentence him [Young] based on mandatory minimums."

Sharp eventually resigned from his position and became Young's advocate. He lobbied for Trump to grant Young clemency.

In Kardashian's post, she thanked the people who helped her lobby Young's case except for the former U.S. President, TMZ reported. According to the news outlet, there had been speculations about Kardashian's working relationship with Trump—that she disagrees with his policies but needed him to accomplish her Criminal Justice Reform Program.

Kim Kardashian Reality TV star Kim Kardashian departs the West Wing after meetings at the White House in Washington, D.C., May 30, 2018. Photo: REUTERS/Carlos Barria

Back in December, Kardashian had called on Trump to grant commutation and allow death row inmate Brandon Bernard to serve a life sentence.

"I'm calling on @realDonaldTrump to grant Brandon a commutation and allow him to live out his sentence in prison," Kardashian wrote after expressing how heartbroken she was about Bernard's unfortunate fate after getting to know him.

Kardashian asked for netizens' help to petition and called for Trump's attention in her succeeding tweets.

Kardashian relentlessly fought for Bernard using Twitter and she tried to make others see that serving in prison had helped Bernard became a better man.

People waited on Trump's decision for commutation. Unfortunately, he fell silent and the execution proceeded, leaving Kardashian devastated.

The reality star had shared her distress at Brandon Bernard's execution on Twitter.

"I’m so messed up right now. They killed Brandon," Kim tweeted, alongside several white dove emojis. "He was such a reformed person. So hopeful and positive until the end. More importantly, he is sorry, so sorry for the hurt and pain he has caused others."

Thankfully, Young won't suffer the same fate. A free man now, he is reunited with his family and reportedly wants to publish a book and start a career in tech.