AceShowbiz - Kim Kardashian is working with "violent" offenders who have committed "serious" crimes as she continues with her criminal justice reform mission.
The "Keeping Up with the Kardashians" star has been active in advocating for a reassessment of the current criminal justice system in the U.S., and she successfully lobbied President Donald Trump to pardon grandmother Alice Marie Johnson, who was serving a life sentence without parole for a non-violent drug offence.
Speaking to Grazia U.K. magazine, the reality TV star, who is studying to become a lawyer, said she's moved on from working exclusively with low-level criminals those who have committed more serious acts, in a bid to understand "what they’ve done, why they’ve done it, (and) how they got there."
"When I started with Alice, who had a low-level drug offence, I thought, 'I can handle that'," she said. ‘But I didn't think I could really get behind anything that was violent... Until I started to meet with people and visit prisons. Really, my whole heart opened."
"I wanted to show different cases of people that have done serious, serious crimes, but to stop and take a second to understand what they’ve done, why they’ve done it, how they got there."
Alice was freed after 21 years in jail following Kim’s efforts, and the unwitting star was the one to break the news, with the entire exchange caught on camera.
"I didn't know I was delivering it," Kim explained. "I was on set at a photo shoot, and thought she had heard the news already from her attorney. But she hadn’t."
The mum-of-four added: "To hear her cry, it just made me so happy for her. She is getting her life back: she missed the birth of all of her grandkids and the death of her parents. But she still has some life with her children."