PASADENA, California – Actuality star Kim Kardashian West mentioned Saturday that he had efficiently accomplished his first 12 months of regulation research whereas making ready to publish a documentary about his work in protection of felony justice reform.
"Kim Kardashian West: The Justice Undertaking" will premiere on the Oxygen cable community on April 5. The 2-hour movie will present West visiting prisons and dealing alongside authorized specialists on 4 instances of people that consider they’ve been wrongfully sentenced.
West is greatest recognized for growing magnificence and style merchandise and recounting her life together with her sisters on TV's "Maintaining Up with the Kardashians." He turned involved in felony justice reform after serving to win the discharge of two girls in jail.
In a dialogue about his new documentary, West was requested how he would reply to individuals who would possibly assume he had caught to the trigger to shine his well-known model.
"I’m very used to criticism, so nothing surprises me," West mentioned on the occasion organized by the Tv Critics Affiliation.
"I actually keep centered on instances and other people," he added. "I don't do it for publicity. I actually care."
West, 39, mentioned he works every day in his regulation research for a complete of 20 hours per week and has simply accomplished his first 12 months of a four-year apprenticeship program in California. Your purpose is to take the bar examination in 2022.
His late father, Robert Kardashian, was a outstanding Los Angeles lawyer who was a part of the authorized staff that represented soccer star O.J. Simpson in his trial and acquittal of 1995 for double homicide.
Vince DiPersio, government producer of "The Justice Undertaking," mentioned West was taking a "appreciable threat" by advocating the discharge of prisoners.
"She is a nationally recognized determine and has an awesome model. God forbid anybody to exit and do one thing horrible, however Kim is keen to take that threat," he mentioned.
In 2018, West efficiently pressured President Donald Trump to commute the life sentence of a 63-year-old Tennessee lady convicted of a primary drug offense. In early 2019, she helped acquire clemency for one more Tennessee lady who had been convicted in her teenagers for murdering a person who paid to have intercourse together with her.
A number of the individuals who seem within the documentary obtained West's consideration by way of letters despatched on to her. She mentioned she works on a few of the instances herself and sends others to attorneys she believes may help.
West mentioned he hopes the documentary convinces viewers that there are individuals who deserve a second likelihood, even when they have been concerned in a violent crime.
"You actually don’t know what was on the opposite finish and what led them to make these selections," mentioned West. "I hope folks will be extra empathetic."
(Report by Lisa Richwine; Jonathan Oatis version)