Kim Kardashian West is staying true to her dedication to fighting for prison reform. While working towards a law degree, shooting a reality show(KUWTK) and running her numerous other business ventures, Kim Kardashian West has helped commute the life sentences of 17 first-time nonviolent drug offenders.
“Kim Kardashian has been instrumental in funding the legal fees for vital attorney representation, transportation for newly freed prisoners so they have a ride home to their families and reentry costs related to our clients’ smooth transition back into society,” shared lawyer MiAngel Cody, founder of the Decarceration Collective, via CBS News.
“She has supported 17 prisoners’ release from prison and their ongoing decarceration.”
Last year, she lobbied the White House for clemency for Alice Marie Johnson, who served more than two decades of a life sentence without parole for non-violent offences. US President Donald Trump discussed the matter with the aspiring lawyer in a meeting, after which Mr Trump commuted the sentence. From there, Kardashian West decided to start a four-year apprenticeship with a law firm in San Francisco and aims to take the bar exam in 2022.
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Oxygen Media which is producing a documentary on Kim’s efforts to free wrongly accused prisoners said in a statement Kardashian West has dedicated “personal resources” to the cause of reform.