OXYGEN PRESENTS A TWO-HOUR DOCUMENTARY "KIM KARDASHIAN WEST: THE JUSTICE PROJECT" PREMIERING SUNDAY, APRIL 5 AT 7PM ET/PT
PASADENA, CA - January 18, 2020 - Oxygen, the home for quality true-crime programming, debuts a compelling two-hour documentary, "Kim Kardashian West: The Justice Project," on Sunday, April 5, at 7pm ET/PT. With 2.2 million men and women behind bars in the United States, more than any other country, Kim Kardashian West is making it her personal mission to address the criminal reform crisis and make an impactful change. This documentary is an inside look at Kim's efforts to secure freedom for Americans who she believes have been wronged by the justice system. For a sneak peek, please visit: https://www.oxygen.com/kim-kardashian-west-the-justice-project/season-1/videos/kim-kardashian-west-the-justice-project.
"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," said Rod Aissa, Executive Vice President, Original Programming & Development Oxygen Media and E! Production. "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," said Kim Kardashian West, Executive Producer. "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."
In Oxygen's two-hour documentary "Kim Kardashian West: The Justice Project," after hearing the story of Alice Marie Johnson, a great-grandmother serving a life-plus-25-year sentence as a first-time nonviolent offender, Kim Kardashian West embarked on a road to advocacy as she campaigned for criminal justice reform and helped convince the White House to grant Alice clemency in June 2018. The show captures Kim 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 she and the legal experts she is working alongside believe have been unfairly sentenced. The documentary follows the origins of their individual stories, revealing the devastating circumstances that led them to take the actions that changed their lives forever. In her crusade to shed light on the criminal justice system and help people who are impacted by incarceration, Kim travels to the prisons, speaks to the families and friends, lobbies public officials, and consults with lawyers as well as her own legal team from #cut50 to develop strategies to facilitate their release. Along the way, the film documents the progress that led to Momolu Stewart's and David Sheppard's releases. It also highlights Kim's growing understanding of mandatory sentencing, the damaging problems of mass incarceration, and the importance of educational programs and rehabilitation efforts for a successful reentry into society.
"Kim Kardashian West: The Justice Project" is produced by Kim Kardashian West and Bunim Murray Productions with Gil Goldschein, Julie Pizzi, Farnaz Farjam and Vince DiPersio serving as executive producers.
About Oxygen Media:
Oxygen Media is a multiplatform crime destination brand for women. Having announced the full-time shift to true crime programming in 2017, Oxygen remains one of the fastest growing cable entertainment networks with popular unscripted original programming that includes the flagship "Snapped" franchise, "Cold Justice," "Killer Couples," "Criminal Confessions," and breakout hit event series such as "The Disappearance of Natalee Holloway," "Dahmer on Dahmer: A Killer Speaks," and "Aaron Hernandez Uncovered." Available in more than 77 million homes, Oxygen is a program service of NBCUniversal Cable Entertainment, a division of NBCUniversal, one of the world's leading media and entertainment companies in the development, production, and marketing of entertainment, news, and information to a global audience. Watch Oxygen anywhere: On Demand, online, or across mobile and connected TVs.