Kim Kardashian drops trailer for new crime documentary The Justice Project

20 January 2020, 12:02

Jazmin Duribe

By Jazmin Duribe

Kim Kardashian West: The Justice Project will be released on Sunday 5 April.

Kim Kardashian has just dropped the trailer for her new two-hour documentary about prison reform in America. Kim Kardashian West: The Justice Project, which is set to debut on Oxygen, will show Kim visiting prisons with her team of legal experts on "four cases of people they believe have been unfairly sentenced", the Daily Mail reports.

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Kim started on her prison reform crusade back in 2018 and she hasn't stopped since. The Keeping Up with the Kardashians star helped get Alice Marie Johnson out of prison after asking President Donald Trump to commute her life sentence for a non-violent drug conviction. Kim actually helped free 17 prisoners in just three months last year. Working with Alice gave Kim the push she needed and now she's studying to become a lawyer. She's hoping to take her bar exam by 2022.

Kim Kardashian West of 'The Justice Project' speaks onstage during the 2020 Winter TCA Tour Day 12
Kim Kardashian West of 'The Justice Project' speaks onstage during the 2020 Winter TCA Tour Day 12. Picture: David Livingston/Getty Images, @kimkardashian via Twitter

In the action-packed trailer, Kim receives letters from incarcerated people asking for her help. Prisoners also tell their heartbreaking stories from the inside. "There is a mass incarceration problem in the United States," she says. "I went into this knowing nothing, and then my heart completely opened up. People deserve a second chance."

Speaking at the Television Critics Association event on Saturday (18 Jan), Kim went into further detail about the project, believing people will question her motives for deciding to televise her prison reform efforts. "I'm very used to criticism, so nothing really fazes me," she explained. "I really genuinely just stay focused on the cases and the people. I'm not doing it for publicity. I really do care."

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Today, I had the honor of meeting #RodneyReed in person and the privilege of sitting with him when he got the news that the highest court in Texas had issued a stay of execution and remanded the case back to the trial court for further consideration. Words cannot describe the relief and hope that swept over the room in that moment. That hope had been building over the last few weeks around Rodney’s case. We have seen Democrats and Republicans come together. We have seen grassroots activists and lawmakers link arms. We have heard people all around the globe speak up. And all because of a deep belief that every man or woman accused of a crime - especially one punishable by death - deserves the chance to have all available evidence considered. So grateful for the commitment and passion of everyone who voiced their support, the Texas Board of Pardons and Paroles for their recommendation to issue a 120 day reprieve, and the courts for issuing a stay!

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The SKIMS founder added that being a mother to black children has also spurred her on to tackle prison reform.

"I'm raising four black children that could face a situation like any of the people that I help," she added. "Just to know I can make a difference in my children's lives and (others) by helping fix a broken system, that's so motivating for me."

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