Kim Kardashian has recently been working behind the scenes to help free prison inmates as part of an ongoing 90 Days of Freedom campaign launched by her personal attorney Brittany K. Barnett, who is the co-founder of the Buried Alive Project.
Kardashian and Barnett have been working in partnership with MiAngel Cody, lead counsel for The Decarceration Collective. They are taking advantage of the First Step Act signed by President Trump last year to work for the release of prisoners who received lengthy prison sentences for low-level drug offenses.
Kim became deeply involved in the campaign after she visited President Trump at the White House last year to advocate for Tennessee grandmother Alice Marie Johnson, 63, a first-time non-violent drug offender who served 21 years of her life sentence.
According to Kim’s attorney Brittany Barnett, they have scored a string of successes lately but Kim has not been tweeting about it because she’s been too busy.
Such an amazing day!! Jeffrey should never have been sentenced to life in this case. Period. America’s addiction to incarceration devastates entire families. So happy Jeffrey will be reunited with his family after 22 years!! His life was saved today!! @BuriedAliveProj https://t.co/fHCdzM7bMG
— Brittany K. Barnett (@MsBKB) May 3, 2019
If you’ve been wondering about Kim Kardashian’s involvement in the 90 Days of Freedom campaign, here is everything you need to know.
Kim is funding the 90 Days of Freedom campaign
Kim and her legal team have helped 17 prisoners gain freedom in the last three months. The 17 prisoners include individuals who have served years of life sentences without parole for low-level drug offenses.
According to TMZ, Kim has been secretly funding the campaign, while attorneys Barnett and Cody have been handling the legal aspects of the campaign.
Barnett revealed that Kim has not only been helping people to get out of prison, she’s also been helping them get home and start a new life.
Here are some of the inmates that have been freed under the ongoing campaign
Some of the inmates Kim is known to have helped to free include Jeffrey Stringer from Florida, Alice Marie Johnson from Alabama, and Cyntoia Brown from Tennessee.
Alice Marie Johnson was a first-time non-violent drug offender who spent 21 years in prison. President Trump commuted her sentence a week after Kim Kardashian visited him in the White House to plead Johnson’s case and advocate for prison reform.
Jeffrey Stringer's case has garnered national attention as an example of a nonviolent drug offender who faced a harsh sentence based on rigid federal guidelines. https://t.co/JghPA3soOG
— NBC News (@NBCNews) May 6, 2019
Cyntoia Brown Was Granted Clemency, So Why Must She Spend Another 8 Months in Prison? #care2 https://t.co/wdl7jMhZpm This petition replaces an earlier one that is now closed. Please sign & RT pic.twitter.com/1VUfzuNyNR
— Mike Coulson #FreeNazanin #FreeAssange ✊ 🇵🇸 (@mikecoulson48) May 4, 2019
This is what freedom looks like! Won immediate release for Terrence yesterday! He was arrested at 25 and sentenced to life – he turns 50 in August and is FREE to celebrate LIFE AFTER LIFE. Pure joy being able to give these life sentences back! 🖤@BuriedAliveProj @DecarcerateNow pic.twitter.com/AXntRKoTpM
— Brittany K. Barnett (@MsBKB) April 6, 2019
— 🇱🇷DCZKY ⚽🏀🏈☠☡🎧 (@DCZKY1) May 7, 2019
Honored to interview and profile Mr. Matthew Charles @Matthew24654507 who is bringing truth to light after serving nearly 22 years in federal prison. Easily one of the most humble and remarkably wise persons I've ever met. Welcome home, Mr. Matthew! https://t.co/Gg0UHTsnj4
— KSL (@KSL_Can) May 6, 2019
Others recently released through Kim and her lawyers’ campaign include Eric Balcom from Florida who was sentenced to life without parole at the age of 29 after conviction on a drug charge. He returned to Florida to reunite with his family after 16 years in prison.
Jamelle Carraway is also back with his family in Illinois after serving 11 years of a life sentence. He was 31 years old when he arrested for cocaine possession.
Terrence Byrd was also freed after 25 years in prison for drug possession. He has reunited with his 96-year-old grandmother.
Kim and her lawyers are currently working on several other cases
One of the cases on the list of Kim and her lawyers involve Kevin Cooper who has been on the death row in San Quentin for more than three decades.
He was found guilty of the murders of four persons, including two children, and could soon be executed by lethal injection. But his lawyers claimed that he might have been framed and that a DNA test could prove his innocence.
Kim is planning to get a law degree
Since she teamed up with attorneys Barnett and Cody on the 90 Days of Freedom campaign, Kim has taken up the challenge of studying to work as a lawyer.
She has registered with the California State Bar to study law and she plans to take the Bar Exam in 2022.