In recent months, Kim Kardashian has been quietly helping fund the 90 Days of Freedom campaign, ultimately resulting in the release of 17 people who had previously been locked up on low-level drug offenses.

A report from TMZ early Tuesday, said Kardashian has helped free 17 prisoners over the last 90 days "or so," as part of the campaign, started by Decarceration Collective lawyer MiAngel Cody and Kardashian's attorney Brittany K. Barnett.

Barnett wrote an in-depth Facebook post about her and her partner's role in getting these prisoners out, saying they were doing the work for free.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

African American Attorney Brittany K. Barnett Says She Is Responsible For The Release Of 17 Inmates Kim Kardashian Is Credited For - Blogged By: @carmen.roxanna (swipe) ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Attorney and criminal justice reform advocate Brittany K. Barnett from Dallas, Texas took time to clarify Kim Kardashian’s role in the freedom of 17 prisoners with life sentences over the past few years. Barnett addressed the misconception for the “first and last time” in a Facebook post she shared earlier this week. While Kim Kardashian may be front and center in the press, Barnett said she and her partner MiAngel Cody are the actual forces behind the released prisoners. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ “The first and last time I will speak on it. Seriously, because the negativity from today is misdemeanor s*** and we still have lives to save. MiAngel Cody and I have BEEN doing this work for FREE,’” her post read. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Barnett went on to say that Kim has been majorly involved in the financial aspect and she is very grateful to work in the effort with the reality star. “Kim linked arms with us to support us when foundations turned us down. We and our clients and their families have a lot of love for her and are deeply grateful for her. Regardless of who helped fund us for the past three months, in 90 days, TWO black women lawyers freed SEVENTEEN people from LIFE W/O PAROLE sentences – the second most severe penalty permitted by law in America. Only two of us.” ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ She also defended Kim, stating that the spin in the media is not Kim’s fault. “Kim has always been very clear in her role. It’s the media that spins it around – not Kim. We do not care how the media is portraying it – that’s what the media does. Who cares.”To date, Barnett and Cody have saved 37 lives from unfair sentences with ‘The Buried Alive Project.’ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Much love and respect to Brittany Barnett and MiAngel Cody on all of their hard work and sacrifice to see our people free! Kim Kardashian’s efforts aren’t any less appreciated either! ....…to read the rest log on to BallerAlert.com (clickable link on profile)

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The report also includes several examples of those who've benefited from the initiative, which utilizes the 2018 First Step Act.

Named in Tuesday's report are Jamelle Carraway (who served 11 years of a life sentence on a cocaine charge), Eric Balcom (who got life without parole for a drug charge at age 29), and Terrence Byrd (who spent half his life behind bars on drug possession charges). Kardashian and her team are also said to be looking into additional cases.

On a recent episode of KUWTKKardashian spoke about how her recent assistance of Alice Marie Johnson helped inspire her to continue pursuing her interest in criminal justice reform.

"I told my dad years ago that I was really into criminal justice and he was like, 'This will stress you out so much. You do not really want to take this on,'" she said. "But I think now, having gotten so deep in helping Alice, I'm really motivated to get to know the law more and fight for people that deserve a second chance, like her."