Kim Kardashian has helped free 17 non-violent offenders from prison this year
"What's she even famous for?!"
Over the past three months, Kim Kardashian has helped free 17 non-violent offenders from prisons in the United States.
The reality star and business woman had already lended her legal team's support to Cyntoia Brown in Tennessee and Alice Marie Johnson in Alabama, but since the beginning of this year, she has also helped 17 others secure their prison release.
TMZ reports that Kim and her lawyer, Brittany K. Barnett, have been working together to free prisoners serving life sentences for low-level drug offences.
Barnett recently launched the 90 Days To Freedom campaign which, alongside MiAngel Cody of The Decarceration Collective, has allowed Kim's team to aid in the release of prisoners who received sentences inconsistent with their offences.
Among them were Jamelle Carraway, who had served 11 years of a life sentence in federal prison for cocaine possession, Eric Balcom who had served 16 years on a drug charge, and Terrence Byrd who served 25 years of a life sentence also on drug possession charges.
Kim's efforts are part of the Buried Alive Project, a campaign that seeks to eradicate life sentences for non-violent crimes.
She tweeted her delight that another of Barnett's clients, Jeffrey Stringer, was successfully released from prison earlier this month.
He had served 22 years of a life sentence for the distribution and manufacturing of cocaine.
We did it again! Had the best call w/this lovely family & my attorney @msbkb who just won release for their loved one Jeffrey in Miami - he served 22 years of life sentence for low level drug case. He served too much time but it gives me so much joy to fund this life saving work. pic.twitter.com/pbYicKmFpJ
— Kim Kardashian West (@KimKardashian) May 3, 2019
"We did it again!," she wrote.
"Had the best call w/this lovely family & my attorney who just won release for their loved one Jeffrey in Miami - he served 22 years of life sentence for low level drug case.
"He served too much time but it gives me so much joy to fund this life saving work."
Kim has been funding the Buried Alive campaign since the beginning of this year.