“There is a mass incarceration problem in the United States,” Kim explains in the trailer.
“People deserve a second chance.”
During a discussion about the upcoming documentary, Kim was asked to give her thoughts on the fact that many may feel she is pursuing this particular cause purely for self-promotion.
'I'm very used to criticism, so nothing really fazes me,' West said at the event organised by the Television Critics Association.
'I really genuinely just stay focused on the cases and the people,' she added.
'I'm not doing it for publicity. I really do care.'
Vince DiPersio, an executive producer of The Justice Project, said West was taking on a "fair amount of risk" by advocating for the release of prisoners.
'She is a nationally known figure and she has a big brand. God forbid someone gets out and does something terrible, but Kim is willing to take that risk,' he said.
Last year, the 39-year-old make-up mogul announced that she is studying to become a lawyer and wants to take the bar exam in 2022.
Explaining her new career path in a lengthy Instagram post, Kim said at the time:
“Last year I registered with the California State Bar to study law. For the next 4 years, a minimum of 18 hours a week is required, I will take written and multiple choice tests monthly,” Kim explains in her lengthy Instagram caption.
“As my first year is almost coming to an end I am preparing for the baby bar, a mini version of the bar, which is required when studying law this way.”
The reality star never graduated from college, but in California, it’s legal to study the law privately.
She went on to say some have told her to “stay in her lane” and “I’ve seen some comments from people who are saying it’s my privilege or money that got me here, but that’s not the case,” she said.
“I want people to understand that there is nothing that should limit your pursuit of your dreams, and the accomplishment of new goals. You can create your own lanes, just as I am,” she continued.
In 2018, Kim successfully lobbied President Donald Trump to commute the life sentence of Alice Marie Johnson, a 63-year-old Tennessee woman convicted of a first drug offence.
In early 2019, she helped win clemency for another Tennessee woman, Cynthia Brown.