Kim Kardashian Helps Free Another Inmate Who's Served 22 Years
Kim Kardashian is not yet a lawyer, and yet she's already helped a handful of people to get out of jail after their long terms for low drug charges. This time, she helped free a man who has been in jail for 22 long years.
Kim Kardashian-West is passionate about helping other people, and she's been clear about that since day one. Now, she's been able to save yet another person from staying in jail his entire life, for a low-level drug crime.
Kim announced on her Twitter account that she was able to help release a man named "Jeffrey" from jail after being there for 22 long years. She posted a photo of Jeffrey's family, who were happy with the news.
kim “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.”
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. pic.twitter.com/pbYicKmFpJ— Kim Kardashian West (@KimKardashian) May 3, 2019
Kim's lawyer dreams
Knowing how many more people she can help if she pursued her dream of becoming a lawyer, Kim is now taking law classes from author and CNN commentator Van Jones, and attorney Jessica Jackson, who are co-founders of #cut50, a national bipartisan advocacy group on criminal-justice reform.
Aced my test btw ⚖️✏️📚— Kim Kardashian West (@KimKardashian) April 17, 2019
Kim is not only a registered student of the California State Bar, but she is also a student who has been excelling in it. In fact, she got an A in her Torts exam, something that she felt her fans and followers should know as she posted about it on her Twitter account.
Kim's trip to the White House
Late last year, Kardashian went to the White House to try and rally towards releasing a drug possession prisoner. Those with her included Leonard Leo, Shop Hopwood, Jared Kushner, Van Jones, and Judge Kevin Sharp. It was Sharp who sentenced Chris Young, the person she was trying to save, back in 2010.
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Last year I registered with the California State Bar to study law. For the next 4 years, a minimum of 18 hours a week is required, I will take written and multiple choice tests monthly. As my first year is almost coming to an end I am preparing for the baby bar, a mini version of the bar, which is required when studying law this way. I’ve seen some comments from people who are saying it’s my privilege or my money that got me here, but that’s not the case. One person actually said I should “stay in my lane.” I want people to understand that there is nothing that should limit your pursuit of your dreams, and the accomplishment of new goals. You can create your own lanes, just as I am. The state bar doesn’t care who you are. This option is available to anyone who’s state allows it. It’s true I did not finish college. You need 60 college credits (I had 75) to take part in “reading the law”, which is an in office law school being apprenticed by lawyers. For anyone assuming this is the easy way out, it’s not. My weekends are spent away from my kids while I read and study. I work all day, put my kids to bed and spend my nights studying. There are times I feel overwhelmed and when I feel like I can’t do it but I get the pep talks I need from the people around me supporting me. I changed my number last year and disconnected from everyone because I have made this strict commitment to follow a dream of mine - It’s never too late to follow your dreams. I want to thank Van Jones for believing in me and introducing me to Jessica Jackson. Jessica along with Erin Haney have taken on the role of my mentors and I am forever grateful to them both putting in so much time with me, believing in me and supporting me through this journey. This week I have a big torts essay due on negligence. Wish me luck ✨⚖️
Young was given a life sentence in Tennessee for cocaine and marijuana possession. Now, at 30 years old, he received the sentence due to mandatory minimum sentencing. The judge soon after retired because he was not at peace with having to jail someone for that long, just because the law says so.
Chris Young has managed to stay out of trouble but has been suffering from sickle cell anemia which has brought him in and out of a medical facility and his maximum security prison.