Oxygen greenlights Kim Kardashian prison reform documentary

NEW YORK — Oxygen Media has greenlighted a two-hour documentary that will capture Kim Kardashian West’s efforts to free prisoners she believes were wrongly accused. It’s a move by the network to expand its true-crime programming.

The project has the working title, “Kim Kardashian: The Justice Project.” It comes after her disclosure that she’s studying to be a lawyer.

Last year, she lobbied the White House for clemency for Alice Marie Johnson, who served more than two decades of a life sentence without parole for non-violent offenses. President Donald Trump commuted her sentence and signed bipartisan legislation that gives judges more discretion when sentencing some drug offenders and boosts prisoner rehabilitation efforts.

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Kim Kardashian West on June 4, 2018. (Photo: Evan Agostini, Invision)

Oxygen said in a statement Kardashian West has dedicated “personal resources” to the cause of reform.

Just last week, the reality star celebrated the release of another inmate. 

“We did it again! Had the best call w/this lovely family & my attorney (Brittany K. Barnett) who just won release for their loved one Jeffrey in Miami,” she tweeted Friday. “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.”

Contributing: Cydney Henderson

Related: Kim Kardashian returns to the White House to make the case for another convict’s release

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