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Kim Kardashian helps secure prison release for low-level drug offender

Kim Kardashian West on Friday announced that she and her attorney helped secure the release of another low-level drug offender who spent more than two decades behind bars.

“We did it again!” Kardashian West celebrated on Twitter, sharing a photo of the inmate named Jeffrey and his family.

“He served 22 years of life sentence for low level drug case,” the reality star wrote. “He served too much time but it gives me so much joy to fund this life saving work.”

TMZ reported that Jeffrey Stringer was convicted for drug possession when he was 25 but was given a life sentence because he had two prior drug charges. He will be released Monday, according to the website.

{mosads}Attorney Brittany Barnett, who Kardashian West credited, told TMZ that she successfully argued for Stringer’s released under the First Step Act, which President Trump signed into law late last year.

The bill reduces mandatory minimum sentences in certain instances and expands on “good time credits” for well-behaved prisoners looking for shorter sentences.

Kardashian West has emerged as a vocal proponent of criminal justice reform in recent years.

The “Keeping Up With the Kardashians” star met with Trump last year to urge him to commute the sentence of Alice Marie Johnson, a 62-year-old great-grandmother serving a life sentence on nonviolent drug and money laundering charges. 

The businesswoman revealed in a recent Vogue interview that she is studying to become a lawyer.

She will be doing a four-year apprenticeship with a law firm in San Francisco with the goal of taking the bar in 2022.

Kardashian West said her experience working to secure Johnson’s release helped inspire her to continue her criminal justice reform efforts.

“The White House called me to advise to help change the system of clemency,” she said, “and I’m sitting in the Roosevelt Room with, like, a judge who had sentenced criminals and a lot of really powerful people and I just sat there, like, ‘oh, shit. I need to know more.’ I would say what I had to say about the human side and why this is so unfair.”

“But I had attorneys with me who could back that up with all the facts of the case. It’s never one person who gets things done; it’s always a collective of people, and I’ve always known my role, but I just felt like I wanted to be able to fight for people who have paid their dues to society,” Kardashian West added.

“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.” 

Tags alice marie johnson Criminal justice reform Donald Trump Donald Trump Kim Kardashian

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