Daughter Reacts to Dad's Early Release from Jail after 22 Years Thanks to Kim K.
A man who spent more than two decades behind bars in Florida for a non-violent offense will soon be released thanks to Kim Kardashian.
Jacaria Stringer is about to meet her father outside of prison for the first time, thanks to Kim Kardashian's work lobbying for his release.
Jeffrey Stringer, 47, who has spent the last 22 years at the Federal Correctional Institution-Talladega, is on the verge of freedom due to the reality star's efforts.
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
"Only thing I know is his birthday and where his prison is at. I don't really know too much. I haven't had the chance to meet him outside," Jacaria Stringer said.
A LIFE SENTENCE FOR A NON-VIOLENT OFFENCE
Stringer was arrested in the late 1990s in West Palm Beach, Florida, and charged with manufacturing and intent to distribute cocaine.
He was found guilty, and condemned to life in prison since it was his third offense. he seemed doomed to spend the rest of his life behind bars due to two prior convictions.
Still thinking about last night's story on Jeffrey Stringer. I'm grateful to have met his family & spoke to his attorney @MsBKB. Jeffrey was serving a life sentence for a drug charge, but is getting released thanks to the efforts of his attorney & @KimKardashian. pic.twitter.com/GZE38yxGZl— Katie Johnson (@Katie_Johnson_) May 5, 2019
THE THREE-STRIKES LAW
Stringer was sentenced under the so-called three-strikes law, which requires a person guilty of committing both a severe felony and two other previous convictions to serve a mandatory life sentence in prison.
Kim has used her influence to help several people serving long sentences, such as Tennessee inmate Cyntoia Brown
NEW GUIDELINES TO RELEASE PRISONERS ON NON-VIOLENT OFFENSES
A new law signed in 2018 by President Donald Trump called the First Step Act allows nonviolent offenders such as Stringer to earn credits for good behavior and thus an early release.
KIM KARDASHIAN'S WORK TOWARDS REFORM
Kim has been a fierce advocate for reform and rehabilitation in the prison system, and set her lawyers to work on Stringer's case, and applied for his early release.
The family was overjoyed and shared a heartwarming moment on Facetime with the reality star.
"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," revealed Kim.
Kim has used her influence to help several people serving long sentences, such as Tennessee inmate Cyntoia Brown, who was convicted of killing a man while she was a sex trafficking victim.
Brown was granted clemency by the governor after Kim brought her case to public attention.
BEST NEWS EVER!!!! 🙏🏼🙏🏼🙏🏼 https://t.co/JUbpbE1Bk0— Kim Kardashian West (@KimKardashian) June 6, 2018
KIM KARDASHIAN'S WORK TO FREE GRANDMOTHER FROM PRISON
Kim Kardashian West worked to bring the case of inmate Alice Marie Johnson to the attention of President Donald Trump.
Johnson, 63, had been given a life sentence for her part in a cocaine trafficking ring in Tennessee and had already served 21 years in prison when Kim took up her cause.
Kim convinced President Trump to issue an act of clemency and release Johnson back to her family, and a precious second chance at life.