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Kim Kardashian helps free low-level drug offender using First Step Act

She's hoping to become a lawyer one day

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Kim Kardashian and her attorney used the recently-passed criminal justice reform law to secure the freedom of a low-level drug offender who had been sentenced to life in prison, according to The Hill.

The inmate was Jeffrey Stringer, who was given a life sentence after committing his third drug-related offense at the age of 25. He had been in prison for 22 years.

"We did it again!" Kardashian wrote on Twitter. "Had the best call w/this lovely family & my attorney @msbkb who just won release for their loved one Jeffrey in Miami—he served 22 years of life sentence for low level drug case. He served too much time but it gives me so much joy to fund this live saving work."

Kardashian's attorney, Brittany Barnett, said she argued on the basis of the First Step Act, the bipartisan criminal justice reform law that reduced mandatory minimum sentences and allowed for more "good-time credit" for prisoners for good behavior.

Before that law passed, Kardashian had met with President Donald Trump to petition him to commute 62-year-old Alice Marie Johnson's sentence. Johnson had been serving a life sentence for drug and money laundering charges.

"The White House called me to advise to help change the system of clemency, and I'm sitting in the Roosevelt Room with, like, a judge who had sentenced criminals and a lot of really powerful people and I just sat there, like, 'oh, s***, I need to know more,'" Kardashian said.

Kardashian plans to begin a four-year apprenticeship with a San Francisco law firm, hoping to take the bar exam in 2022.

"I just felt like the system could be so different, and I wanted to fight to fix it, and if I knew more, I could do more," she said.

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