Kim K Advocated for Imprisoned Momolu Stewart of 'Slam' Who'll Now Walk Free after Serving 22 Years for Murder
A former actor on "Slam" is grateful to Kim Kardashian for her role in his early release after spending 22 years in prison. They met in July and he even refers to her as his "sister."
Thanks to Kim Kardashian’s efforts, another convicted felon has been granted a release.
PAYING TRIBUTE TO HIS "SISTER"
Momolu Stewart was filled with gratitude towards the reality star after a DC Superior Court judge announced his early release.
Back in July, following a visit to the DC Correctional Treatment Facility where she met Stewart, Kardashian wrote a letter to the judge requesting for Stewart’s freedom.
Stewart first shared a photo with Kardashian after they met. He revealed that they were “making power moves from the inside.” He even referred to the aspiring lawyer as his “sister.
Stewart was only 16 when he was convicted of murder. He has since served 22 years in prison. He also earned his GED and took a college course while behind bars through the Georgetown Prisoner’s Scholars program.
The judge who ruled on his release took notice of the former "Slam" star’s “talents and gifts” and encouraged him to use his education to help rehabilitate other people.
GU Scholar Momolu Stewart will be home in just 3 days after more than 23 years of incarceration since age 16! https://t.co/yG2nwQIpeL— Georgetown University Prisons & Justice Initiative (@georgetownpji) October 4, 2019
With Kardashian’s endorsement, Stewart will be walking out of prison next week. His sentence was reduced to time served and he faces five years of probation after his release.
Stewart first shared a photo with Kardashian after they met. He revealed that they were “making power moves from the inside.” He even referred to the aspiring lawyer as his “sister.”
Due to her time spent advocating for prison reform, Kardashian has expressed her intention of becoming a lawyer. In fact, she’s currently marking the end of her first year of a four-year apprenticeship with a San Francisco law firm
Kim Kardashian Heads to Class in Sweatshirt and Matching Shorts as She Studies to Become a Lawyer https://t.co/UQRAYrYzHN— People (@people) October 3, 2019
On September 15, he took to his Instagram once again to thank Kardashian for her role in his early release.
“Thank you @kimkardashian thanks to the homie Kim for her support in my case,” he wrote to accompany a screenshot announcing the good news of his “second chance.”
ANOTHER INMATE KARDASHIAN HELPED
This is not the first time Kardashian has been instrumental in freeing an incarcerated individual. Last year, she was also successful in petitioning for Alice Marie Johnson who was serving a life sentence for a non-violent drug offense. Johnson, 63, was released after Kardashian pleaded with President Donald Trump for her release.
I am humbled and honored to have contributed the introduction to Alice Marie Johnson’s upcoming book AFTER LIFE. Please pre-order the book today to show Alice the love and support she deserves. I love you Alice!!! https://t.co/HGbV4tExv8 pic.twitter.com/JOlKOgCtNr— Kim Kardashian West (@KimKardashian) February 8, 2019
ON BECOMING A LAWYER BY 2020
Due to her time spent advocating for prison reform, Kardashian has expressed her intention of becoming a lawyer. In fact, she’s currently marking the end of her first year of a four-year apprenticeship with a San Francisco law firm. She intends to take the bar exam in 2022.
"I just felt like I wanted to be able to fight for people who have paid their dues to society. I just felt like the system could be so different, and I wanted to fight to fix it, and if I knew more, I could do more," she told Vogue about her reason for taking up law.
Kim Kardashian: The Justice Project covers her "mission to tackle one of America's most controversial subjects." https://t.co/jZfm2k2mDk— POPSUGAR (@POPSUGAR) May 8, 2019
As the daughter of the late Robert Kardashian who successfully defended OJ Simpson during his high-profile murder trial, Kardashian's interest in the profession could also partly be attributed to her genes. Even her husband, Kanye West agreed that she "had it in her."
Kim's role in Stewart's case will be featured in her upcoming documentary, "Kim Kardashian West: The Justice Project" which airs next week on Oxygen.