S1 E100 | 04/05/20
Kim Kardashian West: The Justice Project
In Oxygen’s two-hour documentary Kim Kardashian West: The Justice Project, after hearing the story of Alice Marie Johnson - a great-grandmother serving a life-plus-25-year sentence as a first-time nonviolent offender - Kim Kardashian West embarked on a road to advocacy as she campaigned for criminal justice reform and helped convince the White House to grant Alice clemency in June 2018. The show captures Kim as she lends a hand to right injustices and advocate for change by exploring the cases of Dawn Jackson, Alexis Martin, Momolu Stewart and David Sheppard, all of whom she and the legal experts she is working alongside believe have been unfairly sentenced. The documentary follows the origins of their individual stories, revealing the devastating circumstances that led them to take the actions that changed their lives forever. In her crusade to shed light on the criminal justice system and help people who are impacted by incarceration, Kim travels to prisons, speaks to families and friends, lobbies public officials and consults with lawyers as well as her own legal team from #cut50 to develop strategies to facilitate releases. Along the way, the film documents the progress that led to Momolu Stewart and David Sheppard’s releases. It also highlights Kim’s growing understanding of mandatory sentencing, the damaging problems of mass incarceration and the importance of educational programs and rehabilitation efforts for a successful reentry into society.