Kim Kardashian’s social justice crusade has taken her to death row.
The reality TV star spent two hours inside a cell in 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.
They met for two hours in a cell in the visitors’ area of death row — a proper cell with bars.
The 38-year-old “Keeping Up With the Kardashians” star was pictured wearing an all-black jumpsuit as she entered the prison. Kim decided to pay a visit so she could have her first face-to-face with the guy she’s trying to free.
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.
By Damilola Faustino