Kim Kardashian helped free 17 inmates by secretly funding 90 Days of Freedom campaign
Kardashian has reportedly joined hands with attorney Brittany K Barnett of the Buried Alive Project which has assisted in freeing at least 17 prisoners as part of its 90 Days of Freedom campaign
Kim Kardashian has helped free 17 inmates in just 90 days by funding a criminal justice campaign secretly, according to reports.
Kardashian has reportedly joined hands with attorney Brittany K Barnett of the Buried Alive Project, which has assisted in freeing at least 17 prisoners as part of its 90 Days of Freedom campaign.
Under the campaign, the TV personality began her social justice bid by petitioning President Donald Trump over the release of Tennesse grandmother Alice Marie Johnson last year in June. Johnson spent 21 years of her life in prison for a non-violent drug offense.
Soon after Kardashian met Trump at the White House, the 63-year-old was pardoned by the president. The television star has since joined multiple campaigns to get other inmates out of prisons across the country.
All the inmates freed had been handed significant prison sentences for low -level drug offenses.
A few of Kardashian's campaigns to get inmates freed have received wide publicity, including that of former sex slave Cyntoia Brown, Jeffrey Stringer and Johnson.
Stringer, who was convicted at the age of 25, was sentenced for life and has already spent 22 years of his sentence in prison. He will be freed soon. Brown, under the Buried Alive Project, has also secured clemency.
The 'Keeping Up With the Kardashians' star, last week, had tweeted about Stringer stating that she had helped fund his case after he was sentenced to life in prison for a low-level drug case.
While Brown's call for clemency was also propelled by other celebrities like Cara Delevigne and Rihanna. Brown served 12 years in prison for killing a man who paid her for sex when she was just 16-years-old. Brown, after Kardashian and other people's efforts, is set to be released soon.
The Buried Alive Project, in a recent tweet, claimed to have assisted 17 prisoners in the past few months, including Terrence Byrd, Jamelle Carraway of Illinois and Eric Balcom from Florida.
Reports state that Byrd served 25 years in prison for drug possession charges; Balcom, at the age of 29, was sentenced to life without parole over a drugs charge and Carraway served 11 years of a life sentence for cocaine possession.
Kardashian, ever since her successful campaign to get Johnson out of prison, has become interested in pursuing criminal justice. Reports state that she has since registered with the California State Bar to study law in an attempt to become a lawyer. In her endeavor to achieve her goal, she must complete 60 college credits and then work as an apprentice at a law firm in San Francisco with the intention to take the Bar Exam in 2022.