Kim Kardashian West has a very un-“Keeping Up With the Kardashians” new unscripted TV project. In Oxygen’s two-hour documentary, “The Justice Project,” Kim K. attempts to rectify some of the most overblown prison sentences in America today.
After hearing the story of Alice Marie Johnson, a great-grandmother sentenced to life in prison as a first-time nonviolent offender, 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, Oxygen’s description reads. This doc follows Kardashian West, 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 Justice Project” follows the origins of their individual stories, revealing the devastating circumstances that led them to take the actions that changed their lives forever, it continues. In her crusade to shed light on the criminal justice system and help people who are impacted by incarceration, Kardashian West travels to the prisons, speaks to the families and friends, lobbies public officials, and consults with lawyers as well as her own legal team from #cut50 to develop strategies to facilitate their release. Along the way, the film documents the progress that led to Stewart’s and Sheppard’s releases.
Watch the trailer via the video above.
“We’re excited about working with Kim Kardashian West to document her journey into prison reform advocacy and using her enormous platform to hold a megaphone to question the inequities surrounding prison sentencing,” Rod Aissa, executive vice president of original programming & development at Oxygen Media and E! Production, said in a statement. “Her energy and influence have made an immediate impact that has stretched all the way to the White House. Her story is entirely unique, and this documentary is the kind of immersive, exclusive storytelling that our viewers have come to expect from Oxygen.”
“I partnered with Oxygen to do the ‘Kim Kardashian West: The Justice Project’ documentary because there are millions of people impacted by this broken justice system, and I wanted to put faces to these numbers and statistics,” Kardashian West, who is also an executive producer, said. “There are a lot of people who deserve a second chance, but many do not have the resources to make it happen. I want to help elevate these cases to a national level to effect change, and this documentary is an honest depiction of me learning about the system and helping bring tangible results to justice reform.”
“Kim Kardashian West: The Justice Project“ is produced by Kardashian West and Bunim Murray Productions with Gil Goldschein, Julie Pizzi, Farnaz Farjam and Vince DiPersio serving as executive producers.
“Kim Kardashian West: The Justice Project” debuts on Sunday, April 5 at 7 p.m. ET/PT on Oxygen.