NEW YORK (FOX5NY.COM) - As a record executive, Jason Flom has had huge success. The CEO of Lava Records is responsible for launching the careers of Katy Perry, Kid Rock, and Lorde. But this mogul is passionate about more than just music.
Flom said the United States has two systems of justice: one for the rich and one for the poor. He is a founding member of the Innocence Project and now has a hit podcast called Wrongful Conviction.
In this week's podcast, Flom talked to Kim Kardashian, who was back at the White House seeking justice for Chris Young, a 30-year-old man sentenced to life in prison under the federal three-strikes drug law. In the podcast, she talked about her work to free Alice Marie Johnson, a convicted former drug trafficker.
Flom is now very close to many of the people he has helped. Michelle Murphy, a woman who spent 20 years behind bars for the murder of her infant son, now calls him "Uncle." He said that at Murphy's release hearing, the judge called her case the worst miscarriage of justice he had seen in four decades on the bench.
From reversing mass incarceration to eliminating mandatory sentencing laws and criminal justice reform, Flom clearly has his work cut out for him.