Everything You Need To Know About Kim Kardashian’s Revealing New Documentary on Prison Reform
Kim Kardashian West has been campaigning for prison reform in the US for the past few years, and now a documentary about her work is on its way. Yesterday Kim released the first trailer for the doc, dubbed Kim Kardashian West: The Justice Project. The two-hour special takes a look at Kim’s journey into prison reform and shines a light on mass incarceration in the US – an issue that affects generations of (mostly African American) people in America, and one that we undoubtedly face in Australia too. Catch the trailer below.
The official trailer for my new documentary is here! Criminal justice reform is something that’s so important to me, and I can't wait to share these stories with all of you. #KKWTheJusticeProject premieres Sunday, April 5 at 7/6c on @Oxygen pic.twitter.com/d5AvuvQE7a
— Kim Kardashian West (@KimKardashian) January 19, 2020
According to CNN, Kim’s doc will centre around the stories of four inmates who Kim and her lawyers believe have been unfairly sentenced, including Dawn Jackson, Alexis Martin, Momolu Stewart and David Sheppard (we’re introduced to some of them in the first trailer). The doc will also feature commentary from Alice Johnson, a great grandmother whose story first inspired Kim to get involved in prison reform – and who later, in a bizarre plot twist, appeared in an ad for Kim’s shapewear line, Skims.
What’s the deal with Kim Kardashian and prison reform?
Kim first fell into prison reform when she came across the story of Alice Johnson. Alongside an expert legal team, Kim worked with her hubby’s pal, Trump, for months, eventually successfully lobbying him to grant a Presidential pardon to Alice Johnson. Johnson was serving a life sentence for a non-violent drug offense (her first ever) and had already served more than 20 years by the time she was released.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) May 30, 2018
According to reports made by Buzzfeed News, Kim has also worked with and funded advocacy campaigns including the 90 Days of Freedom campaign, which freed 17 people last year. Kim followed this up by announcing on Instagram her plans to become a lawyer, hopefully by 2022. Kim’s advocacy work copped a ton of criticism, more than plenty of other celebrities face when they take up a cause. (Take Leo DiCaprio, a ‘serious’ actor, who was widely congratulated when he began campaigning for climate action.)
Wherever you sit on Kim Kardashian, and she definitely has her faults, you have to admire her work in prison reform and her remarkable ability to reinvent herself. She’s gone from Paris Hilton’s sidekick to C-grade reality star spruiking mobile phones and tacky perfume, to a savvy businesswoman, mega reality star and one of the most followed people on social media. And soon she’ll be a lawyer. She’s got Elle Woods’ “What, like it’s hard?” approach to life, and we dig it.
When and where can you watch Kim’s prison reform documentary in Australia?
Kim Kardashian: The Justice Project is premiering in the US and Australia on April 5th, on Oxygen. The Oxygen channel is available on Fetch here in Australia, so you can catch the doc there – no word on what time that'll be just yet though.
hayu has confirmed that Kim's doc will be available to stream here in Australia from April 6th on their platform, too. You can get across it here.
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