Updated: May 8, 2019 3:00 p.m.
Most of the public were surprised to learn that famous reality star, Kim Kardashian West, was studying law, considering she’s taking an alternative route to becoming a legal attorney. West has avoided going to traditional law school and interning instead and has successfully got quite a few people out of jail because of it.
Both Lawyers Brittany K. Barnett and MiAngel Cody confirmed that Mrs. West has worked on a campaign to free 17 people from federal prison in just 90 days. That’s considered more than most law school students do in three years.
“Kim has been funding this project and (has been) a significant supporter of our 90 Days of Freedom campaign as part of the First Step Act, which President Trump signed into law last year,” Cody told sources. “We’ve been going around the country in courtrooms and asking judges to release these inmates.” Barnett is West’s attorney and co-founder of the Buried Alive Project. She and Cody will also be launching the Third Strike Project, to free hundreds of men and women that are serving life sentences under punitive three strikes laws.
Mrs. West has reportedly been studying a total of 18 hours a week to prepare for the California bar exam, and as it appears, the large part of her contribution has been shortening the 17 life sentences. “It’s about using what resources you have to shine a light on the underbelly of American injustice,” Cody said, adding that they would’ve applied their efforts to more prisoners, but this group “were the only ones eligible for that sort of narrow provision that allowed them to go back into the courts.”