Say what you want about Kim Kardashians plastic life (I know I do), but the woman is passionate about prison reform and it’s leading to many men across the country getting a second chance at a life.
Momolu Stewart, 39, was convicted in 1999 after being tried as an adult at age 16 — but had his life sentence suspended Friday and walked out of the DC Central Detention Facility a free man after 23 years.
“I was buried alive,” he said. “So now, I’ve been resurrected. I’m back and I’m better.”
Stewart’s release came two months after Kardashian, 38, wrote a letter in his support to DC Superior Court Judge Robert Salerno.
The petition for Stewart’s release was filed under the Incarceration Reduction Amendment Act, which allows inmates who were tried as adults while still children to ask to have their sentences reduced.
Kim noted in the petition that when Stewart was only 6 years old his mother killed his father. And that without that fatherly guidance he turned to a life of crime.
While in jail, he got his GED and took classes through the Georgetown Prison Scholars Program.
Kardashian and Stewart met at the prison while she was shooting for her upcoming documentary “Kim Kardashian West: The Justice Project,” about a month before she submitted her letter.
“She has the ability to believe in others when the conventional aspect of things would be to shun ‘em,” Stewart said.