Kim Kardashian Helps Free Another Inmate Amid Prison Reform Movement
Kim Kardashian has another legal victory under her belt. The reality star and future lawyer revealed via Twitter that she had a hand in helping free yet another inmate. She wrote,
“We did it again! Had the best call w/this lovely family & my attorney @msbkb who just won release for their loved one Jeffrey in Miami – he served 22 years of life sentence for low level drug case. He served too much time but it gives me so much joy to fund this life saving work.”
She added a photo of the man, Jeffrey, and his family.
Kardashian is certainly keeping the momentum going. Earlier this year, she pleaded for help to get another man, Matthew Charles, who had just been exonerated housing. She tweeted,
“Matthew Charles’s lease application was rejected again bc of his criminal record (even w me paying his rent in advance). If there are any landlords w a 2 bedroom in Nashville willing to give Mr Charles a 2nd chance, contact @[email protected] Serious inquiries only, thank you…”
Even CNN Analyst Van Jones has given Kardashian credit for her part in the prison reform movement. He credited her for being the reason the First Step Bill passed. The law assists non-violent drug offenders who serve lengthy sentences. It also will reduce the three-strike rule punishment.
“Let me tell you something, if Kim Kardashian had not gone to the White House and talked to Donald Trump we would not have passed this bill. We would not have 50,000 people fewer in federal prisons because of this bill, 100 percent of people who are locked up in federal prisons can go home a little bit earlier if they stay out of trouble, 50 percent of them can come home a lot earlier if they work hard, 100 percent of women are not going to be shackled and mistreated. Why? Because Kim Kardashian was willing to put her celebrity on the line for people she didn’t even know.”
He had a message for Kardashian’s critics too.
“And everybody who said she was being played and she was just being used for a photo op, how you like me now? Look at the scoreboard now — 87 votes to 12 in the U.S. Senate? You can’t get 87 to 12 to change the post office name and we got 87 to 12 to help people behind bars because Kim Kardashian-West was willing to stand up for somebody.”
This is only the beginning for Kardashian. She revealed last month that she has plans to take part in an apprenticeship that will help her become an official lawyer. She opened up about her struggles recently.
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