Kim Kardashian has quietly helped to free 17 inmates in 90 days
During her years in the spotlight, Kim Kardashian has honed a certain image for herself... and it's not one that most people find admirable. Whether it's making herself a household name through reality television shows or because of a certain tape leak, some people have a rather unsavory view of the entertainment mogul.
However, Kim's days of partying with Paris Hilton are far behind her. She's now happily married with three children (and another on the way), and has now ventured into a new career - and a rather respectable one at that!
Here's what Kim Kardashian had to say when her daughter asked her why she was famous:
Last month, it was revealed that Kim was studying to become a lawyer and preparing for her bar exam. Now, TMZ has revealed that Kim and her legal team have helped 17 prisoners gain freedom over roughly three months.
Each of the inmates had reportedly been serving life sentences without parole after being found guilty of low-level drug offenses.
These releases have come as a part of the 90 Days of Freedom campaign launched by Kim's lawyer, Brittany K. Barnett, and in partnership with lawyer MiAngel Cody of The Decarceration Collective.
The campaign gained recognition last year after The First Step Act was personally signed by President Trump, which aims to help prisoners who have received Draconian sentences (punishments that are extremely severe or cruel).
In another admirable act, Kim herself has been secretly funding the campaign, while Barnett - who also co-founded the Buried Alive advocacy group - and Cody handle the lawyering.
Kim has seen previous success in the cases of Jeffrey Stringer in Florida, Cyntoia Brown in Tennessee, and Alice Marie Johnson in Alabama - but now TMZ has revealed the list of those she has helped has grown to 17.
Here are a few examples of Kim's amazing work paying off:
After serving 11 years of a life sentence in a federal prison, Jamelle Carraway is finally back with his family. Carraway was arrested for cocaine possession at the age of 31, but is now back living and working in Illinois.
Terrence Byrdis is once again enjoying freedom after spending half of his life - 25 years - in a federal prison on drug possession charges. TMZ report that he has been reunited with his 96-year-old grandmother, who raised him as a child.
Eric Balcom is now back home in Florida, and has finally seen his mother for the first time in 16 years after being locked away in a federal prison. Balcom was convicted on a drug charge when he was 29 years old, and was sentenced to life without the opportunity of parole.
Keep up the great work Kim!