Kim Kardashian West helped free 17 inmates in 90 days under new campaign: report
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Over the past three months, Kim Kardashian West has helped commute the life sentences of 17 inmates that were incarcerated for nonviolent drug offenses, CNN reported Tuesday.

Each of the inmates, all of whom are first-time offenders, saw their sentence commuted under a new program Kardashian West is funding through the Buried Alive Project and The Decarceration Collective, groups working to dismantle life without parole sentences given under federal drug laws across the country.


The lead counsel of The Decarceration Collective, MiAngel Cody, told CNN that Kardashian West “has been funding this project and [has been] a very important supporter of our 90 Days of Freedom campaign as part of the First Step Act, which President TrumpDonald TrumpSenators given no timeline on removal of National Guard, Capitol fence Democratic fury with GOP explodes in House Georgia secretary of state withholds support for 'reactionary' GOP voting bills MORE signed into law last year.”

"We've been going around the country in courtrooms and asking judges to release these inmates,” he continued. 

Brittany Barnett, the co-founder of the Buried Alive Project, told the news agency that the celebrity “has provided financial support to cover legal fees so that we can travel the country.”

“Our relationships with our clients don't end when they are freed. [Kardashian West] is truly dedicated to the issue. I work personally with her, we are really grateful,” added Barnett, who also represents the reality TV star.

Kardashian West has emerged as a vocal proponent of criminal justice reform over the past few years.

Last year, she met with President Trump to successfully urge him to commute the life sentence of Alice Marie Johnson, who was serving a life sentence for a nonviolent drug offense and money laundering charges at the time.

She has also since revealed in a recent interview that she is studying to become a lawyer with plans to take the bar in 2022.