5 times Kim Kardashian worked for social justice reform

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Kim Kardashian has grown from a reality TV star and beauty mogul to a certifiable social justice advocate. The star made waves in 2018 when she lobbied for the release of Alice Johnson, a non-drug-related offender. His work did not stop there. Here are all the ways Kim Kardashian has advocated for criminal justice reform – and it's just beginning. <H2 class = "canvas-atom canvas text Mb (1.0em) Mb (0) – sm Mt (0.8em) –sm" type = "text" content = "1 She helped to free Alice Johnson. "data-reactid =" 17 ">1 She helped to free Alice Johnson.

In the first case of activism published by Kardashian, she met with President Donald Trump to demand Johnson's release from prison. Trump finally granted Johnson the pardon, allowing the 63-year-old woman to return home after being jailed for 21 years. Kardashian learned the case by a Mic report in October 2017 and sent his personal legal team on the case. <H2 class = "canvas-atom canvas-text Mb (1.0em) Mb (0) – sm Mt (0.8 em) – sm" type = "text" content = "2 Kardashian has pleaded for prisoners in California. "data-reactid =" 20 ">2 Kardashian has pleaded for prisoners in California.

In July 2018, the reality TV star urged California Governor Jerry Brown to sign a bill to improve the treatment of women in prison by preventing male prison officers from searching or entering in private areas such as showers. Brown eventually signed the bill on Aug. 20, according to the Associated Press. <H2 class = "canvas-atom canvas-text Mb (1.0em) Mb (0) – sm Mt (0.8em) – sm" type = "text" content = "3 She is trying to release another offender related to non-violent drugs. "data-reactid =" 23 ">3 She is trying to release another offender related to non-violent drugs.

CNN notes that in a September episode of the podcast Wrongful convictionKardashian said she was working on the release of Chris Young, a man who, like Johnson, is in life imprisonment for a non-violent drug offense. At 30, he has already served 10 years of his sentence. <H2 class = "canvas-atom text-canvas Mb (1.0em) Mb (0) – sm Mt (0.8em) – sm" type = "text" content = "4 She offered to pay the rent of a released prisoner."data-reactid =" 26 ">4 She offered to pay the rent of a released prisoner.

Kardashian recently pledged to pay five years of rent to Matthew Charles, who was released from prison in January after being convicted of a non-violent drug offense. the On March 9, Tennessean announced that the rental of an apartment had been denied to Charles after his release. Kardashian stepped in to ensure that he could cover the rent (while sparing up to a day to buy a permanent home). <H2 class = "canvas- atom text-canvas Mb (1.0em) Mb (0) – sm Mt (0.8em) – sm" type = "text" content = "5 It supports the end of the death penalty. "data-reactid =" 28 ">5 It supports the end of the death penalty.

On March 12, Kardashian tweeted that she had met with California Governor Gavin Newsom and supported his efforts to end the death penalty in that state. According to NBC Los Angeles, Newsom signed an order on March 13 ending the death sentence while he was in office.

During the past year, I immersed myself in learning the criminal justice system. I visited prisons, met with people formerly incarcerated and helped in cases of personal injustice, including two death penalty cases. – Kim Kardashian West (@KimKardashian) March 13, 2019
I have met and am very supportive of Governor Newsom and his decision to help end the death penalty in California. Racial prejudice and injustice are deeply rooted in the justice system, but especially with respect to the death penalty. – Kim Kardashian West (@KimKardashian) March 13, 2019

Kardashian's activism is inspiring and we love seeing her use her huge platform for good. We can not wait to see what she will do next.