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Sex trafficking survivor Alexis Martin, who was sentenced to life in prison for...


A sex trafficking survivor serving life in an Ohio prison for murder is set to be released after Kim Kardashian campaigned for her freedom.  

Ohio Gov Mike DeWine on Friday commuted the sentence of Alexis Martin, who was 15 years old when she was convicted of plotting a robbery that resulted in the death of the man who trafficked her. 

Martin, now 22 and five years into her life sentence, wrote to Kardashian pleading for help after the reality star helped secure the release of another inmate, Alice Marie Johnson, in 2018. 

Kardashian, a fierce advocate for prison reform, drew attention to Martin's case by featuring her in her documentary 'Kim Kardashian: The Justice Project', which aired on Oxygen earlier this month. 

Less than two weeks later, Martin's prayers were answered as DeWine announced that she was among the seven inmates for whom he would grant clemency amid the coronavirus pandemic.