Kim Kardashian documents ‘educational and inspirational visit’ to Los Angeles juvenile facility

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Kim Kardashian documents ‘educational and inspirational visit’ to Los Angeles juvenile facility… as she continues to stay involved in penal reform efforts

Kim Kardashian took to Instagram Stories on Wednesday to document a recent visit she made to Barry J. Nidorf Juvenile Hall in Sylmar, Calif.

“Last week I had the most educational and inspiring visit to Barry J. Nidorf Juvenile Hall in Los Angeles – my first visit to a juvenile facility,” the 41-year-old celeb said. “I was really impressed by the young men I had the opportunity to spend time with.

“They were so brave to share their stories with me of their upbringing of abuse, neglect, foster care and feeling unloved which ultimately led them to make terrible choices that left them led to where they are now in life.

The Los Angeles native opened up about the different emotions she felt during the visit, saying she felt “so sad and angry” and “also in awe of the responsibility they took for their style. of life and the crimes they had committed”.

Kardashian said all of the boys she’s met “have made the decision to change their lives and are actively living that change” by attending programs at Los Angeles Mission College, Hollywood CPR at West LA College, Healing Dialogue and Action, Asian Youth Center and Jail Guitar Doors USA, among others.

“They were mentored by the dedicated and committed probation officers and the men of the Anti-Recidivist Coalition,” Kardashian said, adding, “As these young men reimagine their lives, it’s up to us as a community to reimagine significant help to sustain them”. .’

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Kardashian said the visit helped her realize the “need of the community to do whatever we can to help” those involved and set them on the path to success.

Kardashian shared a photo of the barbed wire fence surrounding the facility's perimeter

Kardashian shared a photo of the barbed wire fence surrounding the facility’s perimeter

Kardashian named a number of groups involved in the rehabilitation process

Kardashian named a number of groups involved in the rehabilitation process

Kim spoke about her experience interacting with minors in custody at the facility

Kim spoke about her experience interacting with minors in custody at the facility

“I came away truly understanding that these young adults need our attention and that they will come out one day and that we need to set them up to be successful and not go back to the lifestyle that they were so used to,” said Kardashian. “These are the young men who deserve a second chance and if we give them the opportunity to learn, grow and change.”

Kardashian said she was grateful to the officials involved in the visit and the services they provided.

“I want to thank Los Angeles County Probation and the Superintendent for hosting me and the staff I met – who truly believe in redemption and consistently guide these young men on a positive path,” he said. she stated.

Kardashian also thanked prison reform advocate Scott Budnick for his efforts to help and mentor others.

“Not only are you allowing me to accompany you on your journey, but I’ve learned so much from you,” she said.

Kardashian has been active in her penal reform efforts in recent years, as she worked with federal authorities on the release from prison of Alice Marie Johnson, who was pardoned from a life sentence in 2018 following a a 1996 conviction on non-violent drug charges.

Last year, she commandeered efforts to prevent the execution of Oklahoma inmate Julius Jones; and reduce the sentence of Colorado inmate Rogel Aguilera-Mederos, both involved in high-profile cases.

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