Kim Kardashian’s social justice crusade has taken her to death row.
The reality TV star spent two hours inside California’s San Quentin State Prison, one of the most notorious jails in the US, as part of her latest crusade to free convicted murderer Kevin Cooper, according to TMZ.
“Kim decided to pay a visit so she could have her first face-to-face with the guy she’s trying to free,” the site said, saying the 38-year-old “Keeping Up With the Kardashians” star wore all black.
She left “more convinced than ever he was framed,” TMZ said.
The 61-year-old death row inmate was convicted in 1985 of four murders — including two 10-year-old children — but has maintained his innocence.
Kardashian — who is studying to be a lawyer to help her social justice mission — publicly announced her involvement in Cooper’s case last year.
“Governor Brown, can you please test the DNA of Kevin Cooper?” Kardashian tweeted then-California Gov. Edmund Brown last June.
Cooper’s advocates have argued that DNA found on a T-shirt that Cooper says he never wore should be retested.
The current Governor of California, Gavin Newsom, has ordered that DNA testing, with results yet to be announced, according to TMZ.
Newsom is also against the death penalty opponent and he has decided to suspend all executions whilst he is in office.
Earlier this month it emerged that Kardashian had quietly bankrolled a successful campaign to free 17 federal inmates serving life sentences for low-level drug crimes over the past three months.
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