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Kim Kardashian Supported Inmate Goes Free After 23 Years In DC Jail

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By Jeff Mazzeo

An inmate backed by Kim Kardashian was freed from prison on Monday after spending nearly 23 years in prison for murder.

Momolu Stewart was convicted in 1999 after being tried as an adult at age 16. His life sentence was suspended on Friday and he was freed days later.

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Stewart was emotional when he was released and was met with a group of family and friends outside the D.C. Central Detention Facility.

"I was buried alive,” Stewart told Oxygen. “So now I’ve been resurrected. I’m back and I’m better.”

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Over the summer, Kim Kardashian met Stewart in jail as part of her upcoming documentary with Oxygen, the "Kim Kardashian West: The Justice Project.”

The reality star also affected Stewart's reality by penning a letter of support to a DC judge.

“Momolu is a genuine example of the transformation that can take place when a person commits their life to personal atonement and helping to lead others to their own redemption,” Kim wrote.

She continued, "I have been actively involved in cases across the country and in my view, Momolu is especially deserving of your consideration.”

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