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Kim Kardashian West is looking to hire formerly incarcerated people at her future law firm.
In an exclusive sit-down with Reuters, the 38-year-old said she would “love to open up a firm and hire formerly incarcerated people that have spent so much time having to fight for their lives inside.”
Kardashian West, who recently championed the release of D.C. inmate Momolu Stewart, told the outlet those who know law the best “are people that are spending time in prison.”
“They know the law better than anybody, and I think I would have the best firm if I had a firm of formerly incarcerated people,” said Kardashian West.
This is not the first time the media mogul and criminal justice reform advocate has promoted the employment of ex-prisoners. Back in June, Kardashian West visited the White House to announce a Lyft ride-share program to help former offenders get to work.
"These people want to work," Kardashian West said. "We have a ride-share partnership where formerly incarcerated people will be gifted gift cards so that they can get rides to and from job interviews, to and from jobs, family members, and that is so important, so needed."
While she “never really set out to be in politics,” Kardashian West told Reuters she cares “a lot about people” and wants to further her work as an activist.
“If I can help people, and if I can meet with the president to help, I hope I have a long relationship with future presidents and can continue the work that I do,” Kardashian West said.
While filming “Kim Kardashian West: The Justice Project" this past summer, the aspiring criminal lawyer visited The Central Detention Facility (DC Jail) to discuss the Georgetown Prison Scholars program, a higher education initiative for the incarcerated.
There, she met Stewart, who was convicted of first-degree murder for his role in a 1997 shooting death when he was a teenager. Although Stewart was 16 when he committed the crime, he was tried as an adult and sentenced to life in prison.
Kardashian West later wrote a letter of support to the judge overseeing Stewart’s case to have his sentence reduced, and on Oct. 7, Stewart was released from prison after more than two decades behind bars.
In an interview with Oxygen.com, Stewart said Kardashian West “has the ability to believe in others when the conventional aspect of things would be to shun ‘em.”
His case is set to be featured in her upcoming Oxygen documentary special, “Kim Kardashian West: The Justice Project.”
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