Kim Kardashian has asked her lawyer to assist the campaign to free Cyntoia Brown- a former child sex worker who killed her captor in order to escape.
Brown, who was only 16-years-old at the time of the offence, was tried as an adult and sentenced to life imprisonment, though critics, including many high-profile celebrities, believe the sentence is unjust and does not take into account why Brown killed the 43-year-old Nashville estate agent, Johnny Allen.
As well as the support of many celebrities, a petition on the website MoveOn hopes to garner enough signatures for the courts to grant Brown, who is now 29, clemency.
Started by Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam, the petition has received over 408,000 signatures.
Taking to Twitter to announce the news, the reality star tweeted, "
The system has failed. It's heart breaking to see a young girl sex trafficked, then when she has the courage to fight back, is jailed for life!
"We have to do better & do what's right. I've called my attorneys yesterday to see what can be done to fix this."
The 37-year-old also paid her lawyer, Shawn Holley- who was part of the defence team that convinced the jury to acquit O.J. Simpson of murder- to work on freeing Alice Johnson, a Tennessee woman who has served 21 years in jail for a petty, non-violent drug conviction.
Commenting on Kim's requests, the high-profile lawyer said, "
Kim asked me several weeks ago how she could help Alice Johnson in her fight for justice. We then began corresponding with Alice and her team of lawyers.
"Since then, Kim has championed the cause of Cyntoia Brown and asked me to help her get involved in that effort as well."
If you would like to know more about Cyntoia Brown's case, you can do so by visiting the MoveOn campaign page by clicking here.