Kim Kardashian hires lawyer to help incarcerated Black women

The reality star enlists attorney Shawn Holley to help in the cases of Alice Johnson and Cyntoia Brown

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Kim Kardashian is using her celebrity for social activism and not just ‘likes’ on social media.

The reality star enlisted criminal lawyer Shawn Holley to help with the clemency campaigns of two African-American women who many feel have been unfairly sentenced.

“Kim asked me several weeks ago how she could help Alice Johnson in her fight for justice. We then began corresponding with Alice and her team of lawyers,” Holley told the New York Daily News.

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“Since then, Kim has championed the cause of Cyntoia Brown and asked me to help her get involved in that effort as well.”

Alice Johnson, a 62-year-old grandmother, has served 21 years into a life sentence for her first-time, nonviolent drug conviction. Her case was selected by an ACLU ad campaign to end mass incarceration.

Cyntoia Brown, 29, spent more than a decade behind bars for killing a man who hired her as a prostitute when she was a 16-year-old victim of sex trafficking. Kardashian and other celebrities such as Rihanna and LeBron James, have all demanded justice on her behalf.

Holley is a respected celeb criminal lawyer in L.A. who has worked for Tupac Shakur, Snoop Dogg, Lindsay Lohan, Nicole Richie and comedian Katt Williams.