After spending 22 years in Private and federal prisons, Momolu Stewart was released on October 7, 2019, as part of the Incarceration Reduction Amendment Act which aims to re-examine the sentences of prisoners who performed wrongful acts in their youth. Stewart was charged at the age of 16 for first degree murder and was sentenced to life in prison for those crimes he committed.
During his re-sentencing, Stewart expressed great remorse. He elaborated on how he mentored the youth, obtained his GED, and took college courses through the Georgetown Prison Scholars Program. Subsequently, completing 1,400 hours of educational programs before his release. After petitioning to have his sentence reduced by exhibiting his effort toward rehabilitation, Stewart became a free man with the support of Kim Kardashian West, who wrote a letter to the judge on his behalf. Momolu Stewart is featured in Oxygen’s upcoming documentary, “Kim Kardashian West: The Justice Project.”
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