Kim Kardashian documents ‘educational and inspiring visit’ to Los Angeles juvenile facility
Kim Kardashian Documents ‘Educational and Inspirational Visit’ to Los Angeles Juvenile Detention Center… While Staying Involved in Criminal Reform Efforts
Kim Kardashian took to Instagram Stories on Wednesday to document a recent visit to Barry J. Nidorf Juvenile Hall in Sylmar, California.
“Last week I had the most educational and inspiring visit to Barry J. Nidorf Juvenile Hall in LA—my first visit to a juvenile detention center,” said the 41-year-old celebrity. “I was really impressed with the young men I had the chance to spend time with.
“They were brave enough to share with me their stories of their upbringing of abuse, neglect, foster care and feeling unloved, which ultimately led them to make some terrible choices that led them to where they are now in life. to be.’
The latest: Kim Kardashian, 41, took to Instagram Stories on Wednesday to document a recent visit to Barry J. Nidorf Juvenile Hall in Sylmar, California
The Los Angeles resident was candid about the different emotions she experienced during the visit, saying she felt “so sad and angry” and was “also impressed with the responsibility they took on their lifestyle and the crimes they commit’.
Kardashian said all the guys she met “made the decision to change their lives and were actively going through that change” by participating in programs through Los Angeles Mission College, Hollywood CPR at West LA College, Healing Dialogue and Action, Asian Youth Center and Including Jail Guitar Doors USA.
“They were mentored by the dedicated and committed probation officers and men of the Anti-Recidivism Coalition,” Kardashian said, adding that “as these young men reshape their lives, it’s up to us as a community to reimagine aid and deliver them.” meaningful way to support. †
Kardashian said the visit helped her become aware of the “need for the community to do everything we can to help” the people involved and set them on the path to success.
Kardashian shared a photo of the barbed wire fence around the facility’s perimeter
Kardashian named a number of groups involved in the rehabilitation process
Kim talked about her experience in dealing with the minors in custody in the institution
“I walked away and really understood that these young adults need our attention and one day they will be gone and that we need to set them up to succeed and not go back to the lifestyle they were so used to,” Kardashian said. “These are the young men who deserve a second chance and if we give them the chance to learn, grow and change.”
Kardashian said she was grateful for the officials involved in the visit and the services they provide.
“I would like to thank Los Angeles County Probation and the Superintendent for being there, and the staff I met — who truly believe in redemption and constantly guided these young men on a positive path,” she said.
The star posed with Los Angeles County staffers at the facility
Kardashian also thanked prison reform advocate Scott Budnick for his efforts to help and guide others.
“Not only are you allowing me to join you on your journey, but I’ve learned so much from you,” she said.
Kardashian has been active in her criminal reform efforts in recent years as she worked with federal authorities to release Alice Marie Johnson, who was pardoned in 2018 from a life sentence following a 1996 conviction on nonviolent drug charges.
Last year, she demanded efforts to prevent the execution of Oklahoma inmate Julius Jones; and reduce the sentencing of Colorado inmate Rogel Aguilera-Mederos, who were both involved in high-profile cases.