Following Kim Kardashian’s involvement in the freeing of Alice Marie Johnson – a then-62-year-old woman who’d spent over 20 years behind bars – the reality star continued to flex her massive influence in the realm of prison reform. Now, it seems, her advocacy – probably helped by her 137 million social media followers – has helped free someone else.
“We did it again!” Kardashian writes in a tweet (May 3). “Had the best call w/this lovely family & my attorney @msbkb who just won release for their loved one Jeffrey in Miami.”
“Jeffrey in Miami” has apparently served 22 years of a life sentence for a low-level drug case already, and the Kim K influence – and dollars – have led to his exoneration.
It’s a weird one; there’s definitely something a bit dystopian about relying on the rich and famous to fight such injustice, but at the same time at least something’s getting done, if only one case at a time.
As it turns out, Kim is also in the midst of studying for a law degree, though her attitude to the amount of work (see: the “studying” image above) has drawn criticism from other figures in the field. Let’s hope she can put it to some good use.
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