A screenshot of students and formerly incarcerated prison scholar program participants in a Zoom session with professor Marc Howard and Kim Kardashian.
Category: Student Experience

Title: Kim Kardashian Includes GU Prisons and Justice Initiative in Documentary, Visits Class

Date Published: April 2, 2020
Screenshot of Kim Kardashian and students in a Zoom class

The Justice Project

The media personality and actress’ documentary – Kim Kardashian West: The Justice Project – airs at 7 p.m. on April 5.

“It kind of follows my journey of me feeling, I don’t want to say judgmental, but I want to say not really understanding and not really willing to take the time to understand other people’s perspectives,” Kardashian said in the class.

She also said she really didn’t understand the plight of the incarcerated until “I started to go and visit prisons and hear a completely different side.”

Endorsing and Advocating

Momolu Stewart, a Prison Scholars Program alumnus recently released from the DC Jail who took part in the class, and who will be featured in The Justice Project, told Kardashian, “I appreciate your endorsing and advocating and helping me to be free.”

“Because I can imagine being in there right now, and it wouldn’t be a very fortunate situation for me,” he said.

He added that he’s now enjoying his freedom and giving advice to younger men who might be considering the same bad decisions he had made and be able to learn from his experience.

Praise for PJI

This past July, Kardashian visited DC Jail and the Prison Scholars Program to gather material for the documentary.

“I speak so highly of [the Prison Scholars Program because] … it’s so crazy to me that there [are] not other jails that have this system in place,” she said during the Tuesday night class. “… it makes no sense why it wouldn’t be everywhere.”

After the class, Kardashian tweeted that “It was so great to speak to Dr. Marc Howard as he teaches his course at Georgetown University. Some of the men on the chat were previously incarcerated for decades like Momolou Stewart, who recently was released from prison.”

Screenshot of Tweet by Kim Kardashian West showing students and formerly incarcerated individuals reading “It was so great to speak to Dr. Marc Howard as he teaches his course at Georgetown University. Some of the men on the chat were previously incarcerated for decades like Momolou Stewart, who recently was released from prison.” in a virtual class with Marc Howard.