“I’m just a little completely different than different folks. I see greater than what folks present on the surface. I form of listening to, like, phrases that come outta folks’ mouths,” she tells CNN.

For Jones, who watched “Keeping Up With the Kardashians” because it started airing on E!, the conversations she had with Kardashian are reflective of the particular person she thinks extra folks ought to hear about: The Kim Kardashian who will go along with you to church, provide you with a hug or sit in your house for a dialogue.

“When she spoke to my dad and mom, she spoke to them like they had been her aunt or like they had been her dad and mom, prefer it was such respect,” she says.

There is, Jones says, “much more to her” than what viewers have seen on TV.

Success comes to p-a-s-s

This week’s episode of “The Kardashians,” the household’s new present on Hulu, tried to seize precisely that and present the world with a completely different aspect of Kardashian.

Kim Kardashian celebrates passing her bar exam in "The Kardashians."

The sixth episode of the household’s Hulu collection, “This is a Life or Death Situation,” focuses on her efforts to cross California’s so-called “child bar,” one in all two exams she should cross to turn into a training lawyer within the state. It was, Kardashian says within the episode, her final alternative to achieve this.

In a nail-biting scene in an automotive parked outdoors of a Red Lobster, Kardashian, her daughter North, and KKW Brands government Tracy Romulus, ultimately be taught that she has handed.

Kardashian begins crying from reduction.

“Wait, are you positive?” she asks, studying the outcomes once more. She makes Romulus learn it. Then she reads it once more and spells it for the digital camera, “P-a-s-s,” she says.

“I’m so joyful. Like, I did not assume I did,” she says. “I simply know the way a lot effort and time I put into this… I’m so joyful North is right here to see this as a result of my youngsters knowing I’ve taken time away from them to examine. (For them) to see that I by no means gave up makes me so joyful — that I can present them by instance.”

Passing the examination was only one part of the plan Kardashian has for a future devoted to prison justice reform.

As she awaits the outcomes of the examination, cameras additionally observe her efforts to deliver consideration to Julius Jones’s case.

When he’s scheduled to be executed, Kardashian is in a race in opposition to time to mobilize her highly effective pals — actors, athletes and preachers amongst them — to tweet pleas for Oklahoma Gov. Kevin Stitt to grant Julius Jones clemency. And they do.

The episode exhibits Kardashian mentioning folks she plans to attain out to, crossing names off a whiteboard and the outcomes are proven on display because the message spreads.

She works till the ultimate hours earlier than the scheduled execution, in the end getting the joyful information that he was granted clemency. Julius Jones will as a substitute serve a life sentence without the opportunity of parole.

Kardashian is relieved. She can also be the actual deal and vows the struggle is just not over.

On the bottom

But there may be lots of work that was not proven on digital cameras.

One of the issues viewers do not see is that in November 2020, Kardashian took a 24-hour journey to Oklahoma to meet with Julius Jones, his household and Gov. Stitt.

“When she advised me she met Julius and went to go go to him, that touched one thing inside me,” Antoinette Jones says. “It’s one factor for you to say, ‘Hey, I’m on board to help. And I’ll tweet and I’ll discuss to authorized assistants,’ however for (her) to go go to my brother…that meant an ideal deal.”

Jones, who has been combating for her brother since his conviction, says Kardashian had turned into conscious of the case by letters folks had begun sending her about it and thru a documentary she watched about him referred to as “the Last Defense.” She felt moved to help save his life. Eventually, Antoinette Jones obtained a name from a lawyer in 2020 that, “we may be getting some help right here within the type of Kim, which could be a superb factor.”

Madeline Davis-Jones and other Jones family members at the Oklahoma capitol in 2021.

“The lawyer stated, ‘Kim heard concerning the case. She desires to know what she will do to help.’ And so that’s when she began tweeting [about Julius],” Jones says.

During their time speaking with each other, Jones stated she might see shades of the mogul’s father, late lawyer Robert Kardashian, in her drive and willpower.

“When she began speaking concerning the particulars of Julius’s case, how this or that ought to have been identified early on. I used to be like, ‘Yeah, she’s gonna be a tenacious lawyer — like her dad,'” Jones says. “You can inform how critical she was. It was superb to see her break down sure issues and, you already know, you are normally taking a look at her trend.”

Film producer and founding father of the Anti-Recidivism Coalition (ARC), Scott Budnick echoes Jones’s praises. He is featured in the newest episode, working alongside Kardashian in her efforts to get Jones off death row.

Their work collectively started with a shock textual content in 2018.

“Through a buddy of hers, she came upon about me, obtained my quantity, and I simply obtained a random textual content that stated one thing alongside the traces of like, ‘Hey Scott, that is Kim Kardashian West. I’ve heard loads about what you are doing with the Anti-Recidivism Coalition. And I wanna be taught from you.”

Budnick, sitting in his room within the Bowery Hotel in New York City, was puzzled if the textual content was actual.

“Thirty minutes later, we had been on the cellphone and I stated to her, ‘Next week, I’m gonna be going to one of many two ladies’ prisons in California, which is out in Corona. You’re welcome to be part of.'”

Kardashian cancelled a photoshoot and cleared her schedule to go along with him.

“Every week and a half later, she pulls into the California Institution for Women with one safety guard and — not even understanding what she’s strolling into — walks in and sits with like 15 to 20 ladies who had been given life sentences and had been in jail for 20, 30, 40 years,”

Budnick says. “No cellphone, no watch, no checking the time, simply deep dialogue, deep sharing.”

She stayed for an hour and a half, he says, listening to tales of ladies dealing with life in jail. She then walked across the facility for an additional hour.

“It was spectacular to me how she cancelled her complete schedule to come to make that occur,” he says.

Kardashian is "true to her word," Antoinette Jones told CNN of her efforts to advocate for her brother.

The two continued to tour prisons, with Kardashian asking questions and studying alongside how. Eventually, she was the one who advised him about Jones and his upcoming execution.

Budnick obtained “deeply concerned,” and the 2 would take conferences with influential figures in leisure, sports activities and music and religion teams.

“We arrange several zooms with evangelical pastors in Oklahoma and Kim, irrespective of who I requested her to be on a Zoom with, the reply was all the time, ‘Yes, I’ll make it occur,'” he says. “She believed a lot in Julius’s innocence that there was no one that she would not get on a name with.”

Budnick was with Kardashian on her journey to Oklahoma, saying they visited Julius Jones in the morning, and then went to church along with his household.

“We sat and talked with them for some time. Kim took a thousand photos with all the youngsters within the church,” he says. They additionally had dinner at the governor’s mansion, Budnick says, the place Kardashian skillfully steered the subject of dialogue to jail reform.

CNN has contacted Gov. Stitt’s workplace for a remark.

Budnick says Kardashian does not solely stroll the stroll, she’ll do any mundane process you ask of her if it can help shine a light-weight on jail reform.

“She is such pressure. I see her doing every little thing she desires to do. I imply there shall be no limits,” he says of her future as a lawyer. “She’s all the time asking me questions when it comes to organising organizations, she’s assembly with consultants, she’s assembly with regulation professors, she’s assembly with those who do knowledge. Kim feels very passionately about innocence and folks who can be in jail who’s harmless of the crime.”

Jones’ sister agrees.

“She’s true to her phrase. She stated that she can be there to help and she or he is,” she says, including that in a single heart-to-heart Kardashian advised her why she was so keen about fixing the jail system.

“She started when she checked out Julius in his scenario, she considered her son,” she stated.

New episodes of “The Kardashians” can be found to stream Thursdays on Hulu.

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