Kim Kardashian and Legal Team Help Free 17 Prisoners in 90 Days

Kardashian provided funding for the 90 Days of Freedom campaign.

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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.

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."

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