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Oxygen preps “Kim Kardashian West: The Justice Project” doc

NBCUniversal-owned true crime net Oxygen has set an April premiere date for the previously announced two part documentary Kim Kardashian West: The Justice Project, which captures the media personality as ...
January 20, 2020

NBCUniversal-owned true crime net Oxygen has set an April premiere date for the previously announced two part documentary Kim Kardashian West: The Justice Project, which captures the media personality as she works to address America’s criminal reform crisis.

The doc will follow Kardashian West as she lends a hand to right injustices and advocate for change by exploring the cases of Dawn Jackson, Alexis Martin, Momolu Stewart and David Sheppard, all of whom a team of legal experts believe have been unfairly sentenced.

The project will also reveal the circumstances that led each person to incarceration, following Kardashian West as she speaks to the families and friends, lobbies public officials and consults with lawyers as well as her own legal team at #cut50 to develop strategies to facilitate their release. It will also document the progress that led to Stewart and Sheppard’s releases.

Kim Kardashian West: The Justice Project premieres April 5 at 7 p.m. ET/PT. The documentary is produced by Kardashian West and Bunim/Murray Productions with Gil Goldschein, Julie Pizzi, Farnaz Farjam Chazan and Vince DiPersio serving as executive producers.

“We’re excited about working with Kim Kardashian West to document her journey into prison reform advocacy and using her enormous platform to hold a megaphone to question the inequities surrounding prison sentencing,” Rod Aissa, EVP of original programming and development at Oxygen Media and E! Production, said in a statement. “Her energy and influence have made an immediate impact that has stretched all the way to the White House. Her story is entirely unique, and this documentary is the kind of immersive, exclusive storytelling that our viewers have come to expect from Oxygen.”

“I partnered with Oxygen to do the Kim Kardashian West: The Justice Project documentary because there are millions of people impacted by this broken justice system, and I wanted to put faces to these numbers and statistics,” Kardashian West, executive producer, added. “There are a lot of people who deserve a second chance, but many do not have the resources to make it happen. I want to help elevate these cases to a national level to effect change, and this documentary is an honest depiction of me learning about the system and helping bring tangible results to justice reform.”

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Jillian Morgan is a special reports editor at realscreen with a background in journalism and digital marketing. She joined the publication in 2019 after serving as the assistant editor to trade publications HPAC and On-Site. With a bachelor of journalism from the University of King's College in Halifax, she also works as a freelance writer and fact-checker.

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