Kim Kardashian is the latest celebrity to join the long list of stars who are fighting for prison reform.
It was recently announced that Kim Kardashian quietly helped free 17 prisoners from their active sentence. The most impressive part about it is that she did it all in 90 days. Many of the prisoners that were freed due to the help of Kim Kardashian were serving life sentences for low-level drug charges. Whether it’s engaging with the highest office in the land to help free prisoners, or helping newly released inmates find and pay for housing, Kim is definitely showing that the talent that people so often question is using her influence for good.
How She Did It
Kim Kardashian started the 90 Days of Freedom movement which aims to help convicts who have been subjected to unfair punishment regain their freedom. The movement is also being spearheaded by lawyers MiAngel Cody & Brittany K. Barnett. The entire goal of the initiative is to free as many people as possible within a 90 day time period. Kim Kardashian has been funding the legal resources needed to overturn these convictions.
Not surprisingly this isn’t the first time that Kim has been involved with the legal system. Last year, Kim Kardashian started to become active in the criminal justice reform movement when she shined a spotlight on the controversial cases of Alice Marie Johnson and Cyntoia Brown. Kim Kardashian has also been very vocal in her support for Congress’ First Step Act which was signed into law in December 2018 with a goal to help released convicts rejoin society.
Her Continued Efforts
While freeing 17 people in only 90 days surely is something to be proud of, Kim Kardashian is not stopping there and plans to continue her efforts in fighting for prisoners who have received harsh sentencing for non-violent offenses. One of the people that Kim Kardashian helped set free as a part of the 90 Days of Freedom was Terrence Byrd who served 25yrs in prison with no parole for a drug possession charge.
Brittany K. Barnett posted a photo of the man on her Instagram with a caption that read “This is what freedom looks like! Won immediate release for Terrence yesterday! He was arrested at 25 and sentenced to life – he turns 50 in August and is FREE to celebrate LIFE AFTER LIFE. Pure joy being able to give these life sentences back!” Eric Balcom is also another person who was freed with the help of Kim Kardashian and he was also sentenced to life without parole for a drug charge.
What to expect next
Kim Kardashian plans to continue her 90 Days of Freedom movement and with all of the progress she’s made so far, the future looks promising. Kim Kardashian also recently announced that she would be studying criminal law and hopes to take the bar exam in 2022. Kim Kardashian has the fund, influence, and access needed to make a positive change in the criminal justice system which is what makes her a prime candidate to take this all on in a big way.