Erin Haney believes that Kim Kardashian’s new Oxygen doc is important viewing, even for hardcore ‘KUWTK’ followers who assume they gained’t be excited about prison justice reform.

A younger mother is sentenced to 30 years in jail with out parole for stabbing to loss of life the step grandfather she says molested her. A 15-year-old intercourse trafficking sufferer is tried as an grownup and given a minimal 21-year sentence as a result of prosecutors say she was accountable for her pimp’s homicide. These circumstances are simply two compelling causes to observe Kim Kardashian West: The Justice Undertaking, in keeping with Erin Haney, the lawyer mentoring the truth TV star as she research to develop into a lawyer. Erin, 39, says that Protecting Up With the Kardashians followers will wish to tune into the two-hour Oxygen documentary, even when they assume they’re not excited about prison justice reform.

“Oxygen did an unbelievable job of creating these tales very compelling and but additionally very correct,” she tells MeSlop in an EXCLUSIVE interview. “A part of what you get if you watch one thing like that is they’re riveting tales [that are] virtually like a thriller. Since you’re beginning with this headline and with this conviction that tells you that one factor occurred. That there was a nasty particular person, who did a nasty factor, who’s behind bars. That’s what justice would imply. The Justice Undertaking and Kim do an exceptional job of taking that aside, piece by piece, and actually deconstructing it in an effort to see, nicely wait a second, there may be much more occurring right here.” Erin provides, “Perhaps the answer right here, by way of giving these folks years behind bars, will not be truly what justice appears like of their state of affairs. It truly is a counter-narrative to the variety of crime reveals that we see, to the variety of headlines that we learn.”

In case you missed it, Kim, 39, has develop into a prison justice campaigner, shining a light-weight on folks that she thinks have been unfairly incarcerated or slapped with overly harsh sentences. Her curiosity was sparked in 2018 when she learn concerning the case of Alice Marie Johnson, a grandmother given a life sentence for a primary time non-violent drug offence. Kim’s work to focus on Miss Alice’s trigger, led to her assembly Erin and her colleague, Jessica Jackson –  two legal professionals who’ve devoted their careers to prison justice reform. Erin is senior council for #Lower50, the bipartisan initiative to lower mass incarceration that Jessica co-founded. Each are mentoring Kim, who – after efficiently urging President Donald Trump to grant Miss Alice clemency – determined to review regulation to arm herself with the instruments to assist put prison justice into motion.The documentary is only one side of this. Throughout The Justice Undertaking you see Kim sifting by piles of letters inmates have written her. They embrace one from Daybreak Jackson (the mother who stabbed her step grandfather). “Kim will get, I’d say, lots of of 1000’s of letters from folks in these dire circumstances,” Erin says. “A lot of them have extremely painful and heartbreaking tales; actually justifiable, meritable claims for aid.” For Erin that’s partly the genius of the documentary particular and why it’s a must-see. These circumstances, she says, “are reflective of an ongoing downside in our system they usually provide some type of hope for change.”

Finally, whether or not it’s as a result of somebody that we love has been caught up within the system or as a result of our tax {dollars} are used to fund it, we should always watch, Erin says, as a result of “it impacts us all.” Kim Kardashian West: The Justice Undertaking premieres on Oxygen on April 5 at 7pm.