As part of her ongoing campaign to tackle mass detention in America, Kim Kardashian West is now fighting for the release of New Orleans rapper C-Murder.
The rapper, whose real name is Corey Miller, is the brother of rapper Master B. In 2002, a Miller fan was killed by a fatal bullet in New Orleans, according to CNN’s WDSU-TV. Miller was convicted of murder in 2009. Since the shooting, Miller has maintained his innocence.
A jury convicted Curie 10-2 and sentenced to life in prison. “If he had been tried today, the jury would have had to agree to his conviction,” Kardashian West said in a series of tweets on Sunday.
“Since his trial, witnesses have retreated, new evidence has emerged of his potential innocence, and there are allegations of pressure on the jury to vote for his conviction.”
The two witnesses said Miller in 2018 was not a shooter and that they felt pressured to lie under oath, WDSU reported.
“True justice for a young man requires that the person who killed him takes responsibility and that Corey Miller be returned to his home for his children,” Kardashian West wrote on Twitter.
She said she is collaborating with singer Monica, who was dating Miller at the time, to fight for the rapper’s release.
“Cory deserves to be back with his daughters and to be the father they need, be the artist and leader who has always been and spreads hope to those who have tried this as well,” Monica said in a post on Instagram.
Kardashian West fought for criminal justice reform. She made headlines in 2018 when Alice Mary Johnson, a first-time nonviolent drug offender who had been serving a life sentence since 1996, was released after President Donald Trump commuted her sentence. Her freedom came just days after Kardashian West filed Johnson’s suit to Trump.
Since then, Kardashian West has committed to prison reform. She even started studying to become a lawyer last year and helped reduce life sentences for more than a dozen first-time nonviolent drug offenders.
In April, the documentary “Kim Kardashian West: Justice Project” was aired on Oxygen to show the work behind her criminal justice reform initiative.