Kim Kardashian West Is Producing an Oxygen Documentary on Criminal Justice Reform

Kim Kardashian West is continuing her commitment to bettering the criminal justice system with a new two-hour documentary. According to a press release sent to ELLE.com, the reality star will executive produce the Oxygen film, working title Kim Kardashian: The Justice Project, which aims to capture her, “efforts to secure freedom for Americans who she believes have been wronged by the justice system.” It also promises “exclusive, never before seen look inside her mission to tackle one of America’s most controversial subjects.”

“Oxygen is tremendously excited to work with some of the biggest names in the industry on such important projects,” Oxygen executive vice president Rod Aissa said in the press release. “This year we’ve increased our original hours by more than 30 percent, and we’ll keep ramping up our programming efforts as more fans flock to the network to experience best in class content.”

In June 2018, Kardashian West gained attention for her criminal justice reform campaign to grant Alice Marie Johnson, a 63-year-old woman serving a life sentence for a first time nonviolent drug offense, clemency. After she personally lobbied President Donald Trump, he commuted Johnson’s sentence. 

Since then, she’s made it her personal mission to advocate for Americans she believes have been unfairly sentenced. In an Instagram post last month, she even revealed that she’s registered with the California State Bar to study law.

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Last year I registered with the California State Bar to study law. For the next 4 years, a minimum of 18 hours a week is required, I will take written and multiple choice tests monthly. As my first year is almost coming to an end I am preparing for the baby bar, a mini version of the bar, which is required when studying law this way. I’ve seen some comments from people who are saying it’s my privilege or my money that got me here, but that’s not the case. One person actually said I should “stay in my lane.” I want people to understand that there is nothing that should limit your pursuit of your dreams, and the accomplishment of new goals. You can create your own lanes, just as I am. The state bar doesn’t care who you are. This option is available to anyone who’s state allows it. It’s true I did not finish college. You need 60 college credits (I had 75) to take part in “reading the law”, which is an in office law school being apprenticed by lawyers. For anyone assuming this is the easy way out, it’s not. My weekends are spent away from my kids while I read and study. I work all day, put my kids to bed and spend my nights studying. There are times I feel overwhelmed and when I feel like I can’t do it but I get the pep talks I need from the people around me supporting me. I changed my number last year and disconnected from everyone because I have made this strict commitment to follow a dream of mine – It’s never too late to follow your dreams. I want to thank Van Jones for believing in me and introducing me to Jessica Jackson. Jessica along with Erin Haney have taken on the role of my mentors and I am forever grateful to them both putting in so much time with me, believing in me and supporting me through this journey. This week I have a big torts essay due on negligence. Wish me luck ✨⚖️

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On Friday, Kardashian West tweeted that she’d helped secure the release of another low-level drug offender from prison.”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,” she wrote on Twitter. “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.”

According to a new TMZ report, Kardashian West has helped 17 prisoners—and that’s just in the last three months. She’s reportedly involved in a campaign called 90 Days of Freedom, which was started by Decarceration Collective lawyer MiAngel Cody and Kardashian West’s attorney Brittany K. Barnet. 

The report names several other people who have been directly impacted by Kardashian’s assistance, including Jamelle Carraway, Eric Balcom, and Terrence Byrd. 

“My weekends are spent away from my kids while I read and study,” Kardashian recently wrote on Instagram. “I work all day, put my kids to bed and spend my nights studying. There are times I feel overwhelmed and when I feel like I can’t do it but I get the pep talks I need from the people around me supporting me. I changed my number last year and disconnected from everyone because I have made this strict commitment to follow a dream of mine—It’s never too late to follow your dreams. “

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This article first appeared on ELLE.