Kim Kardashian poses with former prisoners as she continues her justice reform work on her journey to becoming a lawyer
Kim Kardashian posed with a group of former prison inmates as she continued her justice reform work this week.
The 42-year-old law student flashed a peace sign as she posed with the men – who had all been given life sentences, but have since turned their lives around by helping their communities.
The prison reform advocate noted in the caption, ‘They all were given life sentences in prison… and served decades inside before being paroled by the parole board or commuted by the Governor.’
New post: Kim Kardashian posed with a group of former prison inmates as she continued her justice reform work this week
The mother-of-four began the caption by introducing the collective as she wrote, ‘Meet Jacob, J’Mel, Dominique, Phil, Earlonne, Abraham, Serafin, and David.’
She gave her followers background info as she added, ‘They completely changed their lives and have dedicated the rest of their lives to giving back to youth and work at ARC [Anti-Recidivism Coalition] and Smart Justice.’
Her caption continued, ‘Scott Budnick organized a trip to Pelican Bay prison which has been known as one of the most dangerous prison in California.’
It comes less than one week after the multihyphenate shared another social media post discussing her criminal justice work; pictured with attorneys Jessica Jackson and Erin Haney
‘But these days the men at Pelican Bay are getting college degrees, making incredible art, training rescued dogs, becoming computer programmers and are doing self help and programming with victims of crime,’ she explained.
It comes less than one week after the multihyphenate shared another social media post discussing her criminal justice work.
Days ago the businesswoman gave her fans a look inside a trip to Ohio in which she visited inmate Kevin Keith and spoke on a panel about his case.
Dressed in sharp gray trousers and a matching trench coat, she wrote online, ‘Yesterday I had the honor of visiting Kevin Keith in prison in Ohio after meeting his whole family and speaking at a justice reform panel about his case.
‘We discussed his case on my @spotify podcast The System: The Case of Kevin Keith. God this is so unfair that he’s been locked up for 29 years for a crime he did not commit. I won’t stop fighting for you Kevin!’
The good fight: Days ago the businesswoman gave her fans a look inside a trip to Ohio in which she visited inmate Kevin Keith, met his family, and spoke on a panel about his case
Kim’s advocacy work dates back to 2017 when she got involved with fighting for clemency for Alice Johnson.
She first reached out to Ivanka Trump about the case, and later met with former President Donald Trump to campaign on Johnson’s behalf.
It led to Trump pardoning Alice for a non-violent drug trafficking offense, and her release from prison in summer 2018.
Since then, Kardashian has gone on to fight for others in similar situations, including Kevin Cooper and Julius Jones.
How it started: Kim’s advocacy work dates back to 2017 when she got involved with fighting for clemency for Alice Johnson; Kardashian pictured with Johnson in 2018
Recently speaking on the Angie Martinez IRL podcast, Kim noted about her first White House trip: ‘I hated how I felt when I went into the White House for the first time and I didn’t know half of anything that they were saying — like all of the clemency talk, and all the attorney lingo and everything that they were talking about.’
‘With Alice, I was really naïve to how this all worked,’ she said. ‘It’s a lot of work that goes behind it.’
Kardashian said her late father, attorney Robert Kardashian, would love that she has followed his career path into the legal world, and that they had talked about her pursuing it.
With her continued efforts, the SKIMS founder successfully helped overturn Jones’ death sentence.
Moving forward: Following the clemency maneuver, Kim spoke passionately about criminal justice reform at the White House in June 2019
And last May, on the first season of her family’s Hulu’s show The Kardashians, Kim documented the moment she learned she had passed the ‘baby bar’ law exam.
While in her car with friend and publicist Tracy Romulus, the media personality logged into an online account where she learned the results of her third attempt at the test.
‘Everyone told me this was the impossible way and there was no way I would ever pass this test, and I did,’ she later said in an interview confessional.
Prepared: ‘She gracefully presented Alice’s case to the president. She knew the details backward and forward,’ Jared Kushner said of the reality TV personality in his memoir; pictured in 2019
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