Over the last few months, Kim Kardashian has made it her mission to use her money, power, and privilege to help free nonviolent inmates serving long, harsh sentences for low-level drug offenses. While some of Kardashian’s efforts have been publicized, including the recent release of Jeffrey Stringer in Florida, Cyntoia Brown in Tennessee and Alice Marie Johnson in Alabama, sources say the socialite’s release rate has quietly increased nearly sixfold.
As part of the 90 Days of Freedom campaign, launched by Kim’s lawyer, Brittany K. Barnett in collaboration with MiAngel Cody of the Decarceration Collective, Kim and her team have helped free 17 prisoners over the last three months. With Kim funding the legal efforts of Barnett and Cody, the three were able to help each prisoner who had been on the hook for low-level drug offenses, serving life sentences without parole, reunite with their families.
Now, joining the likes of Stringer, Brown and Marie Johnson, the Decarceration Collective has announced the release of Jamelle Carraway, Eric Balcom, Terrence Byrd and many more.
According to TMZ, Carraway served 11 years of a life sentence after he was arrested for cocaine possession at the age of 31. He is now living and working in Illinois after reuniting with his family. Balcom was convicted to life without parole at the age of 29. However, upon his release, he was able to return to Florida and see his mother for the first time in 16 years. Finally, Byrd, who was imprisoned for drug possession, reunited with his 96-year-old grandmother who raised him, after his 25-year stint in prison.