KIM KARDASHIAN IS wielding her celebrity power again. After playing a key role in the commuting of Alice Marie Johnson’s sentence in the US, she’s now turned her attention to the Californian prison system in general.
According to TMZ, Kim visited women in the California Institution for Women last Friday and met with around 15 women to try and understand what life was like for them inside the prison. According to TMZ she wants to set up a program for women after they’re released from prison to try and help them.
Following her visit, she then tweeted Californian Governor Jerry Brown urging him to sign Assembly Bill 2550. She did @ the wrong account but it’s the thought that counts.
Assembly Bill 2550 is a bill which would limit the ways that a male prison guard can contact a female prisoner.
Right now a male prison guard can enter areas where female prisoners may be getting undressed such as shower areas and they can perform pat-down searches on female inmates. If this Bill is signed, it would ban both of these practices and make male prison guards announce their presence before entering a housing unit.
The Governor has yet to respond to Kim’s tweet.
This is not the first time Kim has called on the Governor to intervene in legal matters. Back in June, she appealed to Governor Brown to test the DNA of a prisoner on death row named Kevin Cooper. Cooper was convicted of murdering 4 people back in 1983 but a number of judges have stated that the evidence against him is unreliable. Cooper wants his DNA to be tested to exonerate him.
Governor Brown, can you please test the DNA of Kevin Cooper? https://t.co/RyDDOd9kEi— Kim Kardashian West (@KimKardashian) June 16, 2018
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