Reality TV star Kim Kardashian is getting hit up with thousands of prison inmate messages. New reports claim the hip-hop wife has convicts asking for her help in finding freedom amid her support for people like Cyntoia Brown and Alice Marie Johnson.
According to reports, Kim K is being viewed as the godmother of prison reform.
Sources close to Kim tell TMZ … inmates around the country are sending Kim an endless amount of notes from prison, hoping she and her legal team can find a way to get them clemency. We’re told Kim’s also earned a new nickname within the prison system, as both staffers and inmates refer to her as “The Princess of Prison Reform.’ The nickname and letters have some basis in fact … Kim and her team just helped Cyntoia Brown get clemency in Tennessee after 15 years in prison. (TMZ)
Over the past few months, Kim has made headlines for taking aim at prison reform.
As you know, Kim was instrumental in getting elusive prison reform legislation enacted after her meeting with President Trump. CNN’s Van Jones said it squarely … the law would never have been passed but for Kim K. In addition to Cyntoia’s clemency, Kim also played a key role in freeing 63-year-old grandma Alice Marie Johnson and Matthew Charles … two prisoners she mentioned to POTUS during their powwow. (TMZ)
Last night, rap star Drake reacted to Cyntoia Brown receiving clemency in her first-degree murder case.
Yesterday, Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam is commuting Brown’s life sentence to supervised parole.
“This decision comes after careful consideration of what is a tragic and complex case,” Haslam said. “Cyntoia Brown committed, by her own admission, a horrific crime at the age of 16. Yet, imposing a life sentence on a juvenile that would require her to serve at least 51 years before even being eligible for parole consideration is too harsh, especially in light of the extraordinary steps Ms. Brown has taken to rebuild her life. Transformation should be accompanied by hope. So, I am commuting Ms. Brown’s sentence, subject to certain conditions.” (WATE News)
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