Not everyone is aware that Kim Kardashian, the indisputable queen of reality tv, has personally bankrolled and petitioned the release of 17 inmates serving life in prison.
Kim began her campaign with the release of Alice Johnson. Last year, in May, she managed to convince Trump to release Alice, who was serving life for low level narcotics charges.
Since then she has made a kind of career out of getting people released and is moving on to the big dogs now. Death row.
She 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. Jerry 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.