Kim Kardashian West‘s latest efforts in prison reform advocacy is headed to the small screen, in the form of a two-hour documentary called Kim Kardashian West: The Justice Project.
In it, KKW visits the District of Columbia Correctional Treatment Facility to discuss the Georgetown Prison Scholars program. The higher education initiative prepares incarcerated citizens to pursue a positive role in their local communities once released from prison.
The doco will air on US channel Oxygen, and will follow KKW’s efforts to “secure freedom for Americans who she believes has been wronged by the justice system.”
“Last week I was so moved by Dr. Marc Howard, a Georgetown professor who teachers a course inside of a DC prison where men and women can get Georgetown credits,” she tweeted. “I met so many amazing people that can’t wait to share their stories with you.”
Kim Kardashian West: The Justice Project will be available on Oxygen via Fetch from April 7.
Last week I was so moved by Dr. Marc Howard, a Georgetown professor who teaches a course inside of a DC prison where men & women can get Georgetown credits. I met so many amazing people that can’t wait to share their stories with you. pic.twitter.com/xxmnIPFy7j
— Kim Kardashian (@KimKardashian) July 27, 2019
Kardashian West was just one of many who successfully advocated for the release of Alice Marie Johnson who, in 1996, was convicted for her non-violent involvement in a drug trafficking organisation. Prior to her release, Johnson had been serving a life sentence for her first offence.
Last year, KKW famously attended a meeting at the White House with US President / apparent good mate Donald Trump to discuss prison reform in America and push for Johnson’s release.
Kardashian West also recently announced her partnership with ride-sharing company Lyft. According to reports, over 5,000 soon-to-be released prisoners will receives Lyft rides to and from job interviews.
She announced the partnership during her most recent appearance at the White House to speak about prison reform.
Proud to partner on this initiative with @Lyft, a company with a history of taking bold action to do what’s right for our community. Thank you for providing ride share credits to formally incarcerated people when they come home.
— Kim Kardashian (@KimKardashian) June 13, 2019