Kim Kardashian West has helped 17 people so far gain access back to civilian life after being wrongfully convicted of crimes.
Momolu Stewart is now a free man. West has worked to have Stewart’s sentence lifted and he is finally free now because of her.
Stewart, and his co-defendant Kareem McCraney, were convicted and sentenced to life in prison for the 1997 shooting death of Mark Rosebure.
Stewart though was able to take advantage of many rescues while he was in prison. He was able to take college level courses and gain a mentor. He even gained his GED while being in the prison system.
While many peoples prison experience isn’t like this, Stewart was extremely lucky.
Stewart met Kim Kardashian West in July when she visited the D.C. prison while working on a forthcoming documentary Kim Kardashian West: The Justice Project. She was so moved by his story that she wrote a letter to the judge requesting his release.
“I have no doubt that if his petition is granted, that Momolu would be an asset to his community, rather than a threat to public safety,” she wrote in the letter.
This letter was the out for Stewart. This put Stewart in a place that allowed him to gain access again to his “normal” life.
Stewart will now serve 5 years probation but his prison sentence has been suspended.
Stewart told Oxygen he was honored to have Kardashian West’s support, and that he’s grateful for a second chance.
These convictions have been an asset to Kardashian West’s fame after she began her journey into Law School.
While Kim Kardashian West has worked hard to build an image for herself this new side has really shown that she wants to give back to her community.
Law school is not an easy task and the tasks she holds in her daily life are a lot to juggle.
“I just felt like I wanted to be able to fight for people who have paid their dues to society,” she says. “I just felt like the system could be so different, and I wanted to fight to fix it, and if I knew more, I could do more.”
Kardashian West has worked to fight for what she believes in and by doing this she is helping the people in the American Prison System.