- Kim Kardashian secretly funded Buried Alive Project that works to free inmates
- Attorney Brittany K Barnett’s campaign has claimed to have helped 17 prisoners
- Reality TV stars justice campaigns began with the successful Alice Johnson case
- Project helped free prisoners Terrence Byrd, Jamelle Carraway and Eric Balcom
- Kim has revealed she want to become a lawyer and will take Bar Exam in 2022
- Kim Kardashian has reportedly helped free as many as 17 inmates by secretly funding a criminal justice campaign.
The reality TV star began her social justice bids by petitioning President Donald Trump over the release of Tennessee grandmother Alice Marie Johnson in June last year.
Since the 63-year-old was pardoned by Trump after meeting Kim at the White House, she has joined campaigns to get other prisoners released.
Kim joined attorney Brittany K Barnett and has secretly funded the Buried Alive Project, which has helped free 17 inmates who were handed huge jail sentences for low-level drug offences as part of its 90 Days of Freedom project.
Some of Kim’s campaigns have been well-publicized, such as former sex slave Cyntoia Brown, Jeffrey Stringer and Johnson, who spent 21 years in prison for a non-violent drug offense.
Eric Balcom was sentenced to life without parole over a drugs charge when he was 29
The Buried Alive Project claimed to have helped free 17 inmates during its campaign against draconian sentences for low-level drug offences
But now the amount of inmates on the list is longer than first thought, it has been revealed.
Last week Kim helped get Stringer from Miami out of prison after he was locked up for more than two decades for a low-level drug case.
The reality star tweeted on Friday that she helped fund his case after he had been sentenced to life in prison.
Kim also joined celebrities such as Cara Delevigne and Rihanna in calling for Brown, who served 12 years in prison for killing a man who paid her for sex when she was just 16, to be released.
The Buried Alive Project has tweeted updates of those it has helped and claimed to have aided 17 prisoners, including Terrence Byrd, Jamelle Carraway of Illinois and Eric Balcom from Florida.
And Kim has been secretly funding the project over the last few months, according to TMZ.
Byrd served 25 years in a federal prison for drug possession charges, Balcom was sentenced to life without parole over a drugs charge when he was 29 and Carraway served 11 years of a life sentence for cocaine possession.
The law project tweeted its support of Terrence Byrd when he was finally released from prison
Jeffrey Stringer with he daughter Jacaria before he was locked up for more than two decades for a low-level drug case
Kim met with President Donald Trump at the White House last May to discuss Johnson’s case and the following month he pardoned Alice Johnson
Since her successful campaign to get Johnson out of jail, Kim has become interested in criminal justice.
The Keeping Up With The Kardashians star has since registered with the California State Bar to study law to become a fully-fledged lawyer.
Kim must also complete 60 college credits and then work as an apprentice at a law firm in San Francisco with the intention to take the Bar Exam in 2022.Kim (left) is an advocate of prison reform. Attorney Brittany K Barnett (right) is the co-founder of the Buried Alive Project, which works to end life without parole sentences issued under federal drug laws
Kim is currently working with CNN’s Van Jones and #Cut50 co-founder and lawyer Jessica Jackson (middle) to gain her law license.