Kim Kardashian
Kim Kardashian

First prisoner freed under First Step Act praises Kim Kardashian

ANI | Updated: Jun 16, 2019 22:43 IST

Washington D.C. [USA], June 16 (ANI): Kim Kardashian who used her celebrity status to free prisoners with minor charges has earned her immense respect.
Matthew Charles became the first prisoner to be freed under the First Step Act and sang praises for the 'KUWK' star, reports TMZ.
"She was instrumental in speaking with President Donald Trump on my behalf about granting me clemency. As the first step, they have allowed to set me free."
Not only Kardashian managed to free Charles but will also cover his rent for the next five years.
"Kim Kardashian stepped up again to my rent for five years. Overall she has been a tremendous play. Her celebrity status and voice is very necessary and has provided results."
Kardashian stole the limelight as she headed to the White House on Thursday to unveil her latest prison reform initiative.
The new reform will allow the captives to go for job interviews, in a bid to turn the inmates into productive citizens.
Kim also tweeted about the initiative on Thursday and wrote, "Since the passage of the First Step Act in December, I've been speaking with people coming home from prison and learning about the challenges they are facing."
Till date, Kardashian has managed to free 17 inmates under this reform. These inmates have been jailed for minor and non-violent drug offenses. (ANI)