Kim Kardashian to Make a Documentary about Prison Reform Featuring Inmates
Kim Kardashian-West is serious about her advocacy of prison reform, and she wants everyone else to know its importance by creating a documentary about it.
Prison reform is what drew Kim Kardashian-West into becoming a lawyer, after realizing there were many people like Alice Marie Johnson, the first person whom she helped free.
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For the last year, I have immersed myself in learning about the criminal justice system. I visited prisons, met with formerly incarcerated people, and helped with cases of individual injustice - including two death penalty cases. I have met with and am very supportive of Governor Newsom and his decision to help bring an end to the California Death Penalty. Racial bias and unfairness run deep throughout the justice system but especially when it comes to the death penalty. And we should not be okay with the risk that an innocent person could be executed. I hope we can turn toward better solutions that focus more on healing victims of trauma and prioritizing fairness and justice.
The criminal justice reform advocate is working on a documentary about the subject entitled "Kim Kardashian West: The Justice Project," hoping to educate people about why reform needs to take place.
An Educational Film
Kim dropped by a Washington, D.C. prison last week to film part of her new project, explaining that she met inmates who are currently taking educational courses under Georgetown professor Marc Howard.
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Last week I was so moved by Dr. @marcmhoward , a Georgetown professor who teaches a course inside of a Washington DC prison where these men and women can get Georgetown credit. I met so many amazing people that can’t wait to share their stories with you. We filmed a documentary I am working on that will be out on @oxygen and I hope you will learn about the justice system the way I have.
Kardashian-West was "so moved" by Dr. Marc Howard and his advocacy, as these inmates can get Georgetown credits from the professor.
The reality TV star has been working on her advocacy since 2018, trying to change the sentences of inmates whom she believes were unfairly sentenced.
The first was Alice Marie Johnson, a first-time nonviolent drug offender who was serving a life sentence since 1996. Last year, President Trump granted her amnesty and she was freed.
This year, Kim stepped it up a notch by presenting a new program to the White House that would aid former inmates in getting jobs after being released from prison.
She also announced that at 38 years old, she is currently studying to become a lawyer so that she can fully push for her advocacy.
With Kim involving herself in state matters a lot more, the "Keeping Up With the Kardashians" star has been asked multiple times if she planned to run for office in 2020.
According to Kim, she is not going to do anything that takes away her time from her children. She would much rather do silent work on the sidelines, hoping to give thousands of people a better shot at life.