Kim Kardashian recently teamed up with the REFORM Alliance, a nonprofit working to improve the parole and probation system in the U.S., to help more than 50 “stuck” mothers pay off their legal fees.
The reality star, entrepreneur and justice reform advocate covered the cost of the women’s various fines – and she did it on Mother’s Day:
“Thousands of mothers are stuck on probation or parole just because they can’t afford to pay off their restitution, fines and fees. While on probation they are at constant risk of being returned to prison or jail – not for committing a new crime, but for technical violations like missing a meeting with their probation officer,” Kim captions a video posted on social media.
Thousands of mothers are stuck on probation or parole just because they can’t afford to pay off their restitution, fines, and fees. While on probation they are at constant risk of being returned to prison or jail- not for committing a new crime but for technical violations like… pic.twitter.com/Mfs7wpS0lT
— Kim Kardashian (@KimKardashian) May 15, 2023
In the clip, Kim spoke with the REFORM Alliance’s board co-chair Michael Rubin as well as several mothers who said they were so grateful for her kindness:
“This is going to take a lot of stress off of me financially, mentally, and I really appreciate you guys,” one of the mums said, whilst another described the gesture as “life-changing.”
“I hope this little bit can continue to motivate you and push you to exactly where you’re supposed to be,” Kim replied.
The REFORM Alliance was formed in 2019 by philanthropists JAY-Z, Meek Mill, Michael Novogratz, Michael Rubin, Clara Wu Tsai, and Daniel Loeb in response to Meek Mill’s own incarceration for doing wheelies on a dirt bike which violated the terms of his parole. He was sentenced to 2-4 years in prison.
Kim is currently on the path to becoming a lawyer. In December, 2021 she revealed she’d passed her baby bar exam. She’s been a passionate advocate for criminal justice and prison reform for many years now. In an interview with WSJ, she said she hopes to “start a law firm” one day to “help people pro bono and hire people who were formerly incarcerated.”
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